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Illegal Immigrant Detained as Person of Interest in Rape of 13-Year-Old Girl at Park

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President Joe Biden must answer for this, as must the Democratic Party and the entire loathsome establishment that enabled it.

According to ABC News, New York City police have arrested an illegal immigrant suspected in the rape of a 13-year-old girl.

Christian Geovanny Inga-Landi, a 25-year-old illegal immigrant from Ecuador, entered the U.S. in June 2021 — five months after Biden’s inauguration.

Worse yet, the suspect did not enter the U.S. undetected.

In fact, Inga-Landi was arrested in Eagle Pass, Texas, a location notorious for its high volume of illegal border crossings.

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Somehow, though, the man found his way to New York City. He even had three summonses from the city, plus what ABC called “a domestic violence encounter with police that did not result in arrest.”

Although Inga-Landi entered the U.S. illegally, he will benefit — and should benefit — from the American legal system’s presumption of innocence. He broke the law in crossing the border. But we cannot assume, without trial, that he also raped a child.

If he did commit that heinous crime, however, perhaps his recent experiences with America’s once-vaunted legal system helped embolden him.

On Thursday, around 3:30 p.m. in Kissena Park, Queens, a person described as a 5-foot-5 Hispanic male in his 20s approached two schoolmates, a 13-year-old male and a 13-year-old female.

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The assailant then produced a weapon that police called a “large machete-style knife.” He forced the children to walk into a wooded area, took their cellphones, tied their wrists with shoelaces and raped the girl before fleeing on foot.

Considering the brazenness of the crime — an attack in broad daylight — would it be unreasonable to speculate that perhaps an illegal immigrant, who hitherto had suffered no consequences for his lawbreaking, might have assumed that he would get away with this crime, too?

After all, what evidence could possibly convince an illegal immigrant that federal officials care about Americans’ safety?

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In addition to the two surviving victims, this story does have heroes.

According to NBC New York, a group of people who live in the same rooming house as Inga-Landi, including a man named Jeffrey Flores, recognized him from wanted posters.

Flores and some friends then waited on the suspect at a local bodega he was known to frequent. When he appeared, they ambushed him and tied his legs together with a belt.

“Come get him,” they said after calling 911.

Meanwhile, information provided by the two victims made that capture possible.

Before fleeing the scene of the assault, the rapist ordered the children to stay put for 20 minutes. They obeyed, undoubtedly from fear and shock, before returning to school and reporting the attack.

New York Police Department Commissioner Edward Cabán credited the children with providing “crucial” information about the assailant. Cabán also praised everyone involved in the apprehension.

“This is exactly what we mean when talk about public safety is a shared responsibility,” the NYPD commissioner said. “The past few days proved to the world again that the people in this city can come together and get the job done like no one else.”

Inga-Landi now faces multiple charges, including rape, sexual assault, kidnapping, robbery and endangering child welfare.

While the legal presumption of Inga-Landi’s innocence remains, so does the indisputable crime of Biden’s open border.

Earlier this year, police in Georgia arrested illegal immigrant Jose Antonio Ibarra of Venezuela and charged him with the murder of nursing student Laken Riley. A grand jury has since indicted Ibarra on charges in addition to murder.

During his tyrannical State of the Union address in March, Biden twice botched Riley’s name. Afterward, Democrats fumed — not at the insult to Riley and her family, but because Biden had referred to Ibarra as an “illegal.” The repellent president later apologized for using the word “illegal” to describe an illegal immigrant and alleged murderer.

Women and girls have always faced threats from predators. In the absence of Biden’s open border, they would continue to face such threats. After all, legal citizens commit heinous crimes, too.

The fact remains, however, that illegal immigrants stand charged with Riley’s murder, the rape of a 13-year-old girl in New York and other violent crimes. And those particular crimes would not have occurred had Biden and the Democrats not refused to secure the border.

When President Donald Trump returns to the White House, those crimes will no longer happen.


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Michael Schwarz holds a Ph.D. in History and has taught at multiple colleges and universities. He has published one book and numerous essays on Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and the Early U.S. Republic. He loves dogs, baseball, and freedom. After meandering spiritually through most of early adulthood, he has rediscovered his faith in midlife and is eager to continue learning about it from the great Christian thinkers.
Michael Schwarz holds a Ph.D. in History and has taught at multiple colleges and universities. He has published one book and numerous essays on Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and the Early U.S. Republic. He loves dogs, baseball, and freedom. After meandering spiritually through most of early adulthood, he has rediscovered his faith in midlife and is eager to continue learning about it from the great Christian thinkers.




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