Authorities in Florida confirmed Monday the arrest of a previously deported illegal immigrant on charges of “sexual battery” against a 16-year-old girl.
According to Fox News, “31-year-old Jesus Ramirez-Velasco was arrested Saturday and admitted having sex with the girl at least 20 times since December of last year.”
Ramirez-Velasco told authorities the teenager “requested” the relationship knowing it was illegal.
“A crime such as this against a child is heinous,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said. “To blame the victim for his behavior is appalling.”
Velasco was previously arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in 2008 and was deported to Mexico.
Authorities are unclear on when and how he re-entered the United States.
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