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ICE Slaps Detainer on Man in Dallas Held for Sexually Assaulting a Child

The 24-year-old, in this country illegally, had alcohol, marijuana, and a young teen girl in his car — what was he thinking?

That’s just it — he wasn’t thinking at all.

A seemingly minor misstep by 24-year-old Jose Nahun Lopez-Cruz, of parking in a handicapped spot in West Dallas, Texas, was only the beginning of a cascade of charges that came crashing down on him when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) slapped him with a detainer in early July.

“It’s OK, she’s gonna be 16 soon,” the man inexplicably said to police about his live-in girlfriend, whom an officer had spotted in the Toyota Camry in a parking lot near Trinity Groves, as The Dallas Morning News reported.

It’s not “OK” at all — not for him, for her, or for the American people — until justice is served.

Right now, for Lopez-Cruz, positive thinking got him as far as a jail cell.

The man is being held in the Dallas County Jail on a $25,500 bond, as Breitbart reported.

Law enforcement also spotted an open container of alcohol in the man’s car; marijuana was found as well.

ICE lodged a detainer on July 8 against the self-admitted citizen of Honduras, who was apparently illegally present in the United States, according to The Daily Caller. The Texas anti-sanctuary city law known as SB4 requires local law enforcement agencies to comply with such requests, as the outlet also noted.

The Texas anti-sanctuary city law known as SB4 requires local law enforcement agencies to comply with such requests.

So what began as a minor traffic stop ended with charges involving drugs, alcohol, and the sexual assault of a child — and an ICE detainer for being in the country illegally.

The young teen, only 15, told police via a translator that she had been living with Lopez-Cruz for two months, and that she had been having sex with the man regularly during that time.

Michele Blood is a Flemington, New Jersey-based freelance writer and a regular contributor to LifeZette.

(photo credit, article image: U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego, CC BY 2.0, by Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuno / YouTube)