Illegal Alien, and 20 Times Deportee, Convicted of 10 Counts Sexual Assault
Sergio Jose Martinez, an illegal alien from Mexico, and a man who was deported twenty times from the United States, was convicted of 10 counts including sexual assault in Oregon.
The sentence was handed down on Friday, when Martinez was sentenced to 35 years in prison in a Portland courtroom after pleading guilty to kidnapping, sexual assault, sodomy and several other counts, KOIN reported.
Throughout the trial, Martinez smiled and as he left, he gave one grim parting shot to his two victims’ relatives: ‘See all you guys in Hell.’
The Daily Mail reported news of the trial and gave details of the assaults that led to Martinez’s conviction.
The first attack occurred early on the morning of July 24, when Martinez entered the Northeast Portland home of a 65-year-old woman through a window she had left open to cool the house.
Wielding a metal rod, Martinez told the woman to get down on the ground, where he bound and blindfolded her, threatened to murder her, and then sexually assaulted her, KGW reported.
He stole the woman’s purse and car; she called the police from a neighbor’s home, and they located the vehicle and put it under surveillance.
While they kept an eye on the car, however, Martinez was stalking his second victim in a parking garage on the corner of Northeast 21st Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street.
He approached her carrying a knife and made her get into her car; as he got in after her she attempted to escape, but he was able to grab her and start slamming her head into the ground.
The woman called out for help and as passersby approached, Martinez attempted to steal her car, then fled on foot when it failed to start. Police caught him minutes later.
Because of Oregon’s sanctuary policies regarding illegal aliens, Martinez had continued to return to the Northwest area each time he re-entered the U.S. after each instance he was deported, and it was those same policies that allowed for him to be on the streets so as to commit his attacks. In fact, he had been freed from jail in Portland a week before the attacks, having been arrested for interfering with police and providing a false birth date.
He was released despite a request from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office to hold him so the agency could take him into custody.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions highlighted Martinez’s case when he visited Oregon in September and urged local jurisdictions that don’t cooperate with federal immigration agents to reconsider their sanctuary policies.
Like the policies that had allowed for Kate Steinle’s killer to be on the streets of San Francisco, those same policies of refusal to work with federal law enforcement agents have led to yet more tragedy in the Northwest.
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