If there isn't a better reason to secure our borders than this I don't know what is. In this heinous case a father is charged with raping his one year old daughter. It's not clear if he is the biological father but DNA tests are being taken to determine if he is. Either way, for any adult to do something this despicable to an infant is unforgivable. I don't care if he was on drugs or not, there is no excuse for this barbaric behavior.
What makes this case even worse is that he had been deported previously and charged with child sexual abuse once before, however because our borders are not secure and our child abuse laws are too lenient he was set free only to re-enter the country illegally and now this little baby girl is dead!
How many more innocent children, women, and men will become victims to the increase in illegals crossing our border? In the meantime, the Department of Justice will not enforce the laws and is suing states that try to enforce immigration laws, such as Arizona and others.
It is my hope he gets life in prison without parole, unfortunately the taxpayers of the state of New Mexico will be left with the cost of incarcerating him,trying him, and keeping him in prison. If the federal government had done it's job in securing our borders he may not have come back into the country to commit this crime.
From the articles it appears he will be charged with sexual abuse of a minor and child abuse resulting in death. I don't think he will be charged with rape as well, but if so this is also a case of forcible rape under the new DOJ definition of rape:
For the first time ever, the new definition includes any gender of victim and perpetrator, not just women being raped by men. It also recognizes that rape with an object can be as traumatic as penile/vaginal rape. This definition also includes instances in which the victim is unable to give consent because of temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity, according to the DOJ's Criminal Division.
The old definition: “Forcible rape” had been defined by the UCR SRS as “the carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will.” That definition, unchanged since 1927, was outdated and narrow. It only included forcible male penile penetration of a female vagina.
The new definition: “The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.”
Galindo is an illegal alien from Mexico who uses various aliases and dates of birth. He claims to have fathered six children with different women in Mexico.
According to his records, Galindo was arrested almost 20 years ago in Texas for a DWI. He was deported back to Mexico but managed to sneak back into the U.S.He has been arrested for a case involving prior child abuse in Texas.Local police said each charge against Galindo carries a life sentence. Also, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents stated that Galindo may face 20 years in federal prison for reentering the country illegally."Reentering the U.S. after deportation is a serious offense punishable by up to 20-years in prison. Politicians, advocates for illegal aliens and most of the members of the press fail to tell Americans that fact, preferring to lead citizens to believe it's a misdemeanor and not the felony it truly is," said police lieutenant Stanley Rodgers.
"Our president and his attorney general spend more time harassing police who attempt to enforce immigration law than they spend trying to protect Americans -- including American babies and children -- from sexual predators who are in the country illegally. We have our own predators, we don't need Mexico's," Rodgers said.
Bernalillo County Sheriff's Deputies have charged Juan Galindo, 37, for the rape and death of his girlfriend's 1-month-old infant daughter. Deputies say around 4:00 this morning[Dec 30,2011], family members called 911 from a home in the 1900 block of Lake Southwest. When deputies arrived, they found the baby girl already dead. Medical investigators were also called to the scene.
Sources tell News 13, Galindo, told them he was high on heroin when all this happened, and that the child's mother was at a casino.
Galindo was charged with aggravated rape and child abuse resulting in death.
Family members tell News 13 the girl's mother had been dating Galindo for about a year. At this time officials have not confirmed the man's relationship to the baby but believe he is the baby's father. They are conducting a DNA test to confirm that information.
Via Koat.com :
Federal agents said the man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 1-month-old baby girl had recently sneaked back into the United States after being deported to Mexico four months before the crime.
Police released a recording of the 911 call that indicated the baby was already dead before anyone contacted the authorities.
"(The) baby was taking a bottle and choked and couldn't stop, and the baby has now passed away," the caller told a 911 operator.
According to a criminal complaint, sheriff's deputies found a 4-week-old baby girl battered, with blood pooling around her clothes all the way into the footie of her Onesie. Officers said the baby had two black eyes, a bite mark on her cheek, brain bleeds, a lacerated liver and anal and vaginal tearing. The 911 operator asked the family to perform CPR, but it was too late.
Immigration officials said Galindo, a convicted felon, may face 20 years in prison just for coming back into the country. Investigators said it's still unclear if anyone else will face charges in the incident.
Galindo is facing charges of aggravated criminal sexual penetration and child abuse resulting in death, deputies said.
"Mr. Galindo the allegations of the criminal complaint are extremely serious, extremely disturbing I'm also concerned about your criminal history I'm setting your bail at $1 million cash only, " Judge Daniel Ramcy told Galindo.
Court records show his criminal history is in New Mexico and Texas. One of the charges includes an assault and injury to a child conviction in Texas in 1993.
Galindo is now facing charges for sexually assaulting a 1-month-old and child abuse resulting in death.According to the Office of the Medical Investigator, the infant's injuries included brain bleed, a bite mark on her cheek, a lacerated liver, and anal and vaginal tearing.
Sexual abuse of a minor is defined as:
Aggravated Sexual Abuse with a Child: When a person knowingly engages in a sexual act with another person who has not attained the age of twelve years, or attempts to do so.
Sexual assault of a minor is a federal crime when it occurs in federal maritime jurisdiction, a US territory, or if the victim is taken across state lines for commission of the offense. The penalties are enhanced if the victim has not yet attained the age of 12. The sentence can range from any term of years to life imprisonment, and a conviction for a second offense carries a mandatory life imprisonment term.
In most states in the US, anyone convicted of sexual assault of a minor must register as a sex offender. The registration must be renewed anytime the offender moves to a new address. The requirement of registering as a sex offender can last for life. Most states maintain databases of all registered sex offenders, and the information is available to the public. Failing to register at the appropriate times is itself a criminal offense, and results in a parole violation and a return to prison.
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