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Illegal immigrant faces sex offense charges against girl

Posted March 31, 2009

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— Cumberland County sheriff’s detectives said they have charged an illegal immigrant from Mexico with sexually inappropriate behavior with a 6-year-old girl.

Elio Citala-Rodriguez, 28, of 100 Leighton Drive in Pink Hill, is a distant relative of the victim, authorities said.

The encounters happened between March 2006 and September 2007 while Rodriguez was living with the victim and her parents in Fayetteville, according to detectives.

Authorities were also investigating reports of inappropriate behavior that happened at a house in Pink Hill. Investigators say the victim in the Pink Hill case was forced to have sexual intercourse and engage in other sexual favors with Rodriguez. 

Pink Hill police said they planned to file charges against Rodriguez.

Meanwhile, Cumberland County detectives charged Rodriguez with first-degree statutory rape, first-degree statutory sex offense and taking indecent liberties with a child.

He was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond. He was expected to make a first court appearance at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Detention Center Courtroom.

Rodriguez was also being retained by Immigration Custom Enforcement.

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  • Adelinthe Apr 3, 2009

    We never ever learn.

    Othr cultures are just not like our own, and when we come in contact with others in cultures that are so far behind or beneath our own, we need to protect ourselves and our families - because our government isn't doing it.

    God bless.

    RB

  • Stringbean Apr 3, 2009

    Con Amor Wrote:"NC Reader, I thought about the same thing. I've heard dozens of stories about big shot American Men going to Asian countries just to have sex with the little girls there." ?????????????????? Where did that come from?....What does that have to do with criminal illegal aliens that have committed haness crimes that should not be here in the first place?. LOL....i'm not sure what your really trying to say.

  • Justin T. Apr 3, 2009

    Where's El Pueblo and the other cast of characters that support amnesty for illegals? Why aren't they giving us the sad song and dance about how this guy just wants a better life?

    For once, I don't want to see an illegal deported! Let's hit this kid toucher with a dose of American justice and make him pay for his sentence with hard labor.

  • Milkman Apr 3, 2009

    Continuing....

    Seems like every day I'm reading about a drunken driver killing someone, the driver is an illegal immigrant, has 3 prior convictions and 2 previous deportations and they're still here, still killing American citizens.

    The administrations change and nothing else changes.

  • Milkman Apr 3, 2009

    Wow, this is some crazy stuff. First off, the nursing home shooter wasn't a legal immigrant, he was born in the US, so were his parents.

    The "Sex Tourists" probably aren't interested in 6 year old girls, but more interested in the 14-15 year olds, there's degrees of sick, and 100 years ago there were a lot of married with children 15 year olds, at no point in the history of the planet were 6 year olds sexually active. I think one is a lot more sick than the other. (Not defending either though.)

    And on his immigration status, yeah, if he wasn't here, then that rape would not have happened. If someone on parole that should have been back behind bars kills someone, then that murder should not have happened.

    The Government isn't protecting us from threats like this, there's over 5 million Americans collecting unemployment, if these people weren't here, then those people could have jobs.

  • Eduardo1 Apr 3, 2009

    NC READER...I GUESS IT IS O'K TO RAPE OUR CHILDREN HERE, BECAUSE "YOU HEAR THAT WE DO IT IN THAILAND" I GUESS IT IS OK TO LOOT BOATS, BECAUSE THEY DO IT OFF OF SOMALIA, LETS START CUTTING HEADS OFF BECAUSE IT IS DONE IN MID-EAST COUNTRIES

  • Con Amor Apr 2, 2009

    NC Reader, I thought about the same thing. I've heard dozens of stories about big shot American Men going to Asian countries just to have sex with the little girls there.

  • Adelinthe Apr 2, 2009

    How long are we, as a country, going to let this go on?

    Personally, I know what I'd do to this sicko, but GOLO surely won't let me say it here.

    Let me just give this clue though - a real sharp knife.

    God bless.

    RB

  • Mom of two Apr 2, 2009

    It would be nice if more was done. There are too many child rapes and such. It makes me sick to think of. As for as his status. Nothing will be done about illegals. I know they are not all bad, but we sure do get to read about alot of them.

  • philburger Apr 2, 2009

    "His immigration status is irrelevant. This is WRAL muckraking at its finest. I didn't see the headline "Legal Immigrant Guns Down 8 in Nursing Home"

    Maybe they are just shocked that all the illegals aren't good hard working people just trying to take care of their families like all the liberals and LA RASA always say.

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