Louisiana Law Enforcement Arrest Illegal Alien Sex Offender For Child Porn

Louisiana law enforcement agencies working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have arrested a previously deported illegal alien. Miguel Martinez, a 44-year-old registered sex offender, was charged with over 100 counts of possessing child porn, among other charges. Martinez was previously deported in 2005.

From KALB:

On Tuesday, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced the arrest of an illegal alien for internet crimes against children.

Miguel Martinez, 44, illegally residing in Harvey, was arrested on 100 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13 years old, one count of production under the age of 13, and one count of sexual battery of a juvenile under the age of 13.

“Internet crimes against children continuously inflict damage,” said General Landry. “Every time one of these videos or images is viewed, the child is re-victimized.”

As a result of a joint investigation by the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation (LBI) Cyber Crime Unit, LBI Fugitive Apprehension Unit, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office – Martinez was arrested and booked into the Jefferson Parish Jail. HSI placed a detainer on Martinez and more charges are expected from the LBI and the Mississippi Attorney General’s ICAC Unit.

The investigation discovered that Martinez was previously deported in 2005 and is a registered sex offender in the sanctuary state of California.

Landry then asked Congress to build the wall and otherwise secure the southern border. “By not securing our borders and properly vetting those coming into our Nation, we have seen lives lost and destroyed. Illegal immigration has real-life consequences – countless numbers of needless crime victims, including too many Louisiana families and children,” said Landry.

But it’s not likely that Congress, especially since Democrats took control of the House, will do anything on immigration. Some Democrats running for president are now campaigning on open borders. Meanwhile, President Trump is threatening to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border unless there is an immigration deal.

Illegal immigration has negative consequences, especially when they commit crimes. It is compounded by the fact they are not even supposed to be here in the first. If the federal government won’t act against illegal immigration, state and local authorities will have to bear the burden to protect our communities.

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