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Illegal immigrant from Mexico raped 9-year-old girl while younger sister slept beside her

By Mason White 2:47 PM April 28, 2017
Santiago Flores-Martinez
Santiago Flores-Martinez
By: Alexis Bell

An illegal immigrant who was accused of raping a minor, was caught moments before fleeing the United States, according to police in California.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego, took the undocumented man into custody, who was wanted for sexual assault of a minor and burglary.

He is being accused of raping a 9-year-old girl while her younger sister was asleep beside her. He was detained as he was attempting to enter into Mexico.

On Wednesday, Santiago Flores-Martinez, a 48-year-old undocumented Mexican citizen, was attempting to enter Mexico when he was stopped by the port’s Anti-Terrorism Contraband Enforcement Team (A-TCET) who was conducting southbound inspections of travelers.

A CBP officer conducted a query to get biometric information on the man via the “Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System” (IAFIS).

CBP officers confirmed that Flores-Martinez was an exact match to active National Crime Information Center (NCIC) arrest warrants out of Clackamas County, Oregon, on charges of sexual assault of a minor and first-degree burglary.

He was ordered held without bail in Oregon, but he managed to flee. After the warrants were confirmed, CBP officers turned over custody of Flores-Martinez to the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS).

He will be extradited to Oregon to face charges.

CBP officers put an immigration detainer on Flores so that after the judicial process, he will be returned to Department of Homeland Security custody.