An illegal alien broke into a home in the Chambersburg section of Trenton, NJ and found his way into the bedroom of a six year old girl, who he sexually molested. The girl’s father noticed that an upstairs light had been turned off and went upstairs to investigate. When he got to his daughter’s bedroom, he found Edgar Mendoza, a citizen of Guatemala, laying in bed with his daughter. Mendoza jumped out of bed and leaped out of the second floor window and fled. He was later picked up by the police and charged with a variety of charges pertaining to the assault.
Police officers who responded to a 1.30am 911 call from the father searched the area and arrested Mendoza a short time later.
Mendoza has been charged three counts of aggravated sex assault, endangering the welfare of a child and burglary.
The child was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office will seek to detain Mendoza pending trial.
Records show that Mendoza is currently the subject of a detainer from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office spokeswoman Casey DeBlasio confirmed that Mendoza is in the U.S. illegally.
Last year, Trenton police charged Mendoza for peeping into a home, but the status of that case is unknown.
ICE has placed a detainer on Mendoza and will immediately deport him if the judge handling the case lets him out on bail. It seems like every time we hear about a heinous sex crime perpetrated against small children an immigrant, legal or not always seems to be involved. This underscores the need to carefully screen those we let into the country, but you can bet your last dollar that Democrats will fight those efforts tooth and nail. Pick up a phone, visit an office or even write a letter and let your representatives know how you feel.