An illegal accused of raping a young girl tries to flee country and is caught in Atlanta….thanks to bad weather because the bureaucracy couldn’t act quickly is their lives depended on it….and leftists love to protect scum like this.
Sergio Morales Soto was apprehended by federal agents while trying to flee the United States on April 5 , a day after he was accused of sexually assaulting a minor in Marydel, Maryland.
‘We were able to locate which aircraft he was on, actually to the point of which seat he was on. Then we went on board the aircraft and apprehended him,’ Deputy Special Agent in Charge, Gregory Wiest, of Homeland Security Atlanta, told the station WSB-TV.
Following his arrest, Soto was transported back to Caroline County, Maryland, to face six counts of rape, sex offense and assault.
The investigation into Soto began on April 4 when police and sheriff’s deputies in Maryland received a report accusing the 19-year-old of sexually assaulting an underage girl.
A warrant was issued for Soto’s arrest and law enforcement officials launched a manhunt involving the US Department of Homeland Security, which helped track down the fugitive less than 24 hours later.
Federal officials learned from police in Atlanta, Georgia, that Soto had boarded a flight from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in the early hours of April 5 and landed at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for a connecting flight to Guatemala.
Due to inclement weather conditions in Atlanta that day, Soto’s connecting flight was delayed, allowing Homeland Security agents enough time to catch up to the wanted suspect.
The 19-year-old was then put on another flight, this time in handcuffs and chains, headed back to Maryland.
ICE spokesman Bryan Cox confirmed to the station WMDT that Soto is a Guatemalan national who was unlawfully residing in Delaware.
An immigration detainer has been filed against Soto pending the resolution of the criminal case in Caroline County.