Illegal Alien Previously Deported for Sex Offenses Arrested in Louisiana for Child Exploitation
“This arrest should serve
as a wake-up call to Congress.” - Attorney General Jeff Landry
BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, 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.
“This arrest should
serve as a wake-up call to Congress. By not securing our borders and properly
vetting those coming into our Nation, we have seen lives lost and destroyed,”
said General Landry. “Illegal immigration has real-life consequences –
countless numbers of needless crime victims, including too many Louisiana
families and children. For their sake – I again urge Congress to realize the
national emergency we have at our Southern border, support President Trump,
build the wall, and help us make our communities safer.”