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Saturday November 3, 2012

ICE Arrests 11 Sex Offenders, Criminal Aliens in Central Florida

ICE Arrests 11 Sex Offenders, Criminal Aliens in Central Florida

Photo: SOAR bust (ICE)

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Eleven convicted alien sex offenders and other criminal aliens were arrested as part of a four-day operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

The goal of this operation, dubbed “SOAR” (Sex Offender Alien Removal), was to identify, locate and arrest aliens who have convictions for sex crimes, especially sex crimes against children. This operation was coordinated with ERO’s fugitive operations teams throughout central Florida.

ERO’s Operation SOAR began Tuesday and ended Friday.

Arrests took place in the following counties: Manatee, Hillsborough, Hernando and Orange. The arrested individuals are from the following countries: Jamaica, Mexico, Haiti, Cuba and Ecuador.

Criminal summaries of three individuals arrested during this operation include:

    A 21-year-old man from Jamaica was arrested by ERO officers Thursday in Orange County. He was convicted of felony child abuse, and that conviction related to sex with a child.
    A 57-year-old man from Haiti was arrested by ERO officers Tuesday in Hillsborough County. He was convicted of sexual battery and burglary of a structure.
    A 47-year-old man from Mexico was arrested by ERO officers Wednesday in Manatee County. He was convicted of false imprisonment/kidnapping of a minor, along with cocaine possession and domestic battery.