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ERO Boston arrests three Portuguese nationals after posting bail following death of 1-year-old



Carla Sousa

BOSTON — Enforcement and Removal Operations Boston arrested three unlawfully present Portuguese nationals who were recently charged with child endangerment following the death of a 1-year-old child in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Deportation officers apprehended the three women, aged 32, 25 and 22, in Pawtucket Feb. 17.

“The alleged crimes of these unlawfully present individuals resulted in the death of an innocent child,” said ERO Boston Field Office Director Todd M. Lyons. “Those who commit crimes against children must be held accountable. Unlawfully present foreign nationals posing a danger to our New England communities cannot expect to escape the consequences of their actions.”

22-year-old Carolina V. Ledo of Pawtucket, RI, 32-year-old Carla Sousa of Pawtucket, RI, and 25-year-old Daniela Ledo of Pawtucket, RI were arrested Feb. 11 by the Pawtucket Police Department in connection with the child’s death, which occurred under their care. Police also arrested 25-year-old Joao Resendes alleged to be the child’s father. The three women were charged with felony child endangerment; the alleged father was charged with manslaughter, three counts of second-degree child abuse, and child endangerment.

Police responded to their residence on an emergency call and found the boy unresponsive with significant bruising on his face. The child was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

One of the three female Portuguese nationals had been admitted on a nonimmigrant tourist visitor in April 1998 and unlawfully remained in the United States more than 25 years beyond the allowable terms of her visa. The other two Portuguese nationals were admitted to the United States under a visa waiver program — one in July 2016 and the other in March 2022. Both violated the terms of their visa waivers by remaining in the country longer than allowed.

Following their arraignment, all three women posted bail and were released by the 6th Division District Court of Rhode Island. The child’s alleged father was remanded to the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston, Rhode Island.



  1. Fed Up

    February 29, 2024 at 9:42 pm

    Deport them all.

    • Trump loves the poorly educated.....

      March 1, 2024 at 7:24 am

      No first they need to be convicted and punished for their crime then they get deported.

      • Fed Up

        March 1, 2024 at 8:15 am

        Thanks for stating the obvious. They should deport the MS13 gang member they found in Massachusetts as well. You know the one your daddy Sleepy Joe let cross over illegally and the one Maura Healy was crying tears for

        • Trump loves the poorly educated.....

          March 1, 2024 at 9:06 am

          Oh you mean the problem that the clown car Congress refuses to fix because Orange Mussolini doesn’t want it fixed until he becomes president and in other words screw the American people? I guess Trump wants to be a fascist strong man yet he had less deportations then Obama are Biden. But I guess he’ll just ignore our laws and Constitution and do what he wants just like a fascist strong man that you want.

          I guess you hero Trump doesn’t really believe it’s a problem and it can wait.

          • MortisMaximus

            March 1, 2024 at 11:45 am

            The Messianic minister of misinformation. Prepare for the Trump revenge tour!

  2. Dana

    May 6, 2024 at 3:15 pm

    Any updates on Carla and Carolina. I know Daniela was deported I saw her in Portugal.

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