Skip to comments.5 Men Are Indicted in Queens Attack (December kidnapping and rape by illegals)
Posted on 05/21/2003 11:37:36 PM PDT by sarcasm
ive young homeless men were indicted yesterday in Queens on rape and assault charges in an attack on a woman and her boyfriend near Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in December.
The five Carlos Rodriguez, Victor Cruz, Jose Hernandez, Luis Carmona and Armando Juvenal face charges including first-degree rape and sodomy, and second-degree kidnapping, assault and robbery.
If convicted, they could serve up to 25 years in prison. They are being held without bail pending arraignment next week.
District Attorney Richard A. Brown of Queens said that on Dec. 19, the five men, all between the ages of 18 and 22 at the time of their arrests, approached the couple on a walkway and beat the boyfriend. Then they dragged the woman, 42 at the time, to the shanty where they lived, and repeatedly raped her for nearly three hours.
CITY 'ALIEN' POLICY ON TRIAL IN RAPE
By PHILIP MESSING
February 27, 2003 -- EXCLUSIVE
A congressional committee wants to know whether city policy kept the suspects in a brutal Queens rape - illegal aliens with prior criminal records - from being deported before they committed the heinous attack.
Rep. John Hostettler (R-Ind.), chairman of a House Judiciary subcommittee on immigration, is holding a hearing today in Washington to look at the criminal histories of the suspects in the Dec. 19 attack "from a national security perspective," his spokesman told The Post.
Federal law recommends - but does not require - that local police report crimes committed by illegal aliens to the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service, sources said.
Hostettler is trying to determine whether a Koch-era executive order that affords illegal aliens emergency health care and other city services bars or discourages the NYPD from reporting such crimes.
The suspects attacked a woman and her boyfriend as they walked on a deserted bridge over Long Island railroad tracks not far from Shea Stadium, police said.
With the boyfriend incapacitated, the attackers gang-raped her. When the boyfriend came to, he used a cell phone to call cops.
Three of the suspects - José Hernandez-De Los Santos, Carlos Mora-Sabino and Juvenal Aurelio Zhinin-Quisphe - are illegal aliens with extensive records, police said.
But they were never deported. "And nobody seems to know why," a Capitol Hill source said.
A fourth suspect, Luis Carmona-Quintana, entered the United States legally, while a fifth, Victor Balbino-Cruz, entered illegally, but had no criminal history.
The NYPD said it was "reviewing whether or not the prior arrests of three undocumented aliens were reported to INS," an NYPD spokesman said last night.
Among those expected to testify are John Feinblatt, the mayor's criminal-justice coordinator, and Michael J. Cutler, a former senior special agent for the INS.
A congressional committee wants to know whether city policy kept the suspects in a brutal Queens rape - illegal aliens with prior criminal records
Vicente Fox says no death penalty for his citizens in this country no matter what they do. They are to be given access to all social programs, schools, jobs but they are not to be held to the same standards of justice.
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