Maryland church teacher accused of sexually abusing children was deported twice

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Federal authorities said a Maryland church teacher who was charged with child sex crimes last week is a Salvadoran national who has been deported from the U.S. twice before.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Mr. Alfaro-Lopez was in the country illegally when he was accused of abusing four girls between the ages of 6 and 12 years old at Elim Misión Cristiana evangelical church in Derwood.
The suspect was first nabbed by Border Patrol in March 2015 near Lake Charles, Louisiana, according to ICE.
His case went through the federal immigration courts, and Mr. Alfaro-Lopez was ultimately deported in September 2018.
Mr. Alfaro-Lopez was arrested a third time in March 2020.
ICE said it sought to take custody of Mr. Alfaro-Lopez last August after he was arrested on charges of rape and child abuse, but Montgomery County released him two days later.
Court documents said Mr. Alfaro-Lopez sexually abused the girls while he worked as an instructor at Elim Misión Cristiana church.
The filing said the pastor learned of the abuse from his daughter, other parents and eventually from a confession from Mr. Alfaro-Lopez himself.
The suspect is being held without bond in the Montgomery County Detention Center.
The Pacific Enforcement Response Center in Laguna Niguel, California, is seeking to take custody of Mr. Alfaro-Lopez and have him removed from the country once again.

Government officials revealed that a church teacher in Maryland who was accused of child sex offenses last week is a native of El Salvador who was expelled from the country. S. previously twice.

Several incidents of sexual abuse of a minor occurred between November 2014 and December 2018, according to authorities, who charged Ervin Jeovany Alfaro-Lopez with after his arrest in Montgomery County on March 11.

According to officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Mr. Dot Alfaro-Lopez entered the country illegally when he was charged with sexually abusing four girls at the Elim Misión Cristiana evangelical church in Derwood, ages six to twelve.

ICE claims that the suspect was initially apprehended by Border Patrol in March 2015 in the vicinity of Lake Charles, Louisiana. After his case was heard by federal immigration courts, Mr. Alfaro-Lopez was finally deported in September of 2018.

The organization claimed he was detained once more in the U.S. S. in January of 2019 and received permission to leave on his own volition that same April.

Hey, Mr. In March 2020, Alfaro-Lopez was taken into custody for the third time. Later in the month, the Border Patrol had him deported.

Following his arrest on suspicion of rape and child abuse in August of last year, Montgomery County freed Mr. Alfaro-Lopez two days later, despite ICE’s request to take custody of him.

According to Darius Reeves, director of ICE’s Baltimore field office, “this is a very tragic story here, showing the level of criminality and destruction when folks are recycled back into communities and jurisdictions are not honoring our detainers.”.

According to court documents, Mr. Alfaro-Lopez taught at the Elim Misión Cristiana church, where he allegedly sexually assaulted the girls. The pastor’s daughter of the church was among the casualties.

The pastor was informed about the abuse, according to the filing, by his daughter, other parents, and eventually by Mr. Alfaro-Lopez’s own confession.

The Montgomery County Detention Center is holding the suspect without bond.

Mr. Dot Alfaro-Lopez is being brought into the custody of the Pacific Enforcement Response Center in Laguna Niguel, California, with the intention of having him deported once more.

After the suspect is found guilty and serves his local sentence, the process will start, according to ICE’s Baltimore field office.

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