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ERO Boston arrests Jamaican national facing multiple rape charges in southeastern Massachusetts



BOSTON — Enforcement and Removal Operations Boston arrested an unlawfully present Jamaican national on immigration charges on Nov. 7 who was recently arrested and charged with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault in Mashpee, Massachusetts.

“This unlawfully present Jamaican national posed a significant threat to the public safety of our community,” said ERO Boston Field Office Director Todd M. Lyons. “When someone who has violated immigration law and has been deemed a public safety threat, ERO Boston will apprehend that person and seek to have them removed. Our commitment to enforcing immigration law and protecting our residents is paramount to our mission. We will not fail in carrying out that mission.”

The 52-year-old citizen of Jamaica, who has been unlawfully present in the United States for more than two years, was arrested by local police on two counts of rape and one count of assault to rape. He was arraigned in the Falmouth District Court in Falmouth, Massachusetts on Oct. 27.

The Jamaican national was originally admitted to the U.S. under a visitor immigration visa in July 2020, but he failed to abide by the conditions of his visa and remained more than two years beyond its expiration.

Following his arraignment on the rape and assault charges at Falmouth District Court, ERO Boston issued an immigration detainer with the court seeking his custody. Despite the existence of the immigration detainer, the Jamaican national was released from a Barnstable, Massachusetts, correctional facility on Oct. 31. He was arrested by ERO Boston officers without incident on Nov. 7 and will remain in ICE custody pending removal from the United States.

The name of the suspect was not released.

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