Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Illegal immigrant sex offenders arrested in Va, DC

RICHMOND, Va. - State and federal officials this week arrested 15 illegal immigrants who have been convicted of sexual offenses in Virginia and Washington, D.C., and identified another 365 already behind bars who will be deported once they serve their sentences, authorities said Friday.

The 15 illegal immigrants arrested, including several whose crimes were against children or teens, had been convicted of sex crimes but had not previously been targeted for deportation. Thirteen were arrested in Virginia, and two in the nation's capital.

"Sex offenders are simply a scourge and they deserve our full law enforcement attention," U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton told reporters at a news conference to announce the results of Operation SOAR, or Sexual Offender Alien Removal...

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