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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — An illegal immigrant has pleaded guilty to raping a six-year-old Shallotte girl in 2010. Luis Arturo Sanchez, 23, entered a guilty plea this afternoon in Brunswick County Superior Court to first degree rape.

Prosecutors say at the time of the crime, Sanchez was in the United States illegally. Assistant District Attorney Meredith Everhart said in court during the plea that Sanchez had confessed to engaging in intercourse with the child on one occasion and to attempting sexual intercourse with her on at least two other occasions.

Judge Ola Lewis sentenced Sanchez to 12 to 15 years in prison. Sanchez will also be required to complete sex offender treatment in prison, register as a sex offender and be subject to GPS satellite monitoring for the rest of his natural life.

As a result of his status as an illegal alien, the United States Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has placed an immigration detainer on Sanchez, which requires his deportation from the United States, but that will only occur after he has served his entire active prison sentence in the United States.

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  • Vanessa

    I’d really like to meet the people who make these laws up in our country because i’d give anything to tell them to take it and shuv it up there ASS. You get punished and sit hard time for DRUGS but you RAPE a child or MURDER someone oh well just do a few and then get some treatment? That’s SICK!

  • didnt need to happen

    I hope that everyone that thinks its ok for illegals to be here reads this. If our great county would start enforcing the laws that it should have many years ago then this wouldn’t have happened. I don’t have an objection to people from other countries being here LEGALLY the way most of people’s ancestors came here. I have documented proof that my ancestors came here legally. If they were to know how this government is allowing illegal immigration (by not aggressively pursuing illegals) this is a slap in the face of all of the ones that came here THE RIGHT WAY!

  • GuestReality

    Fat lot of good his deportation will do. He got in this country illegally to begin with. First chance he gets, he’ll cut off that GPS monitor and high tail it back to the good life in the good ole USA.

  • Milt

    On average 9,125 Americans lose their life to illegal alien invaders each year! That’s right, not just last year, every year.


    Vote for the liberal Democrats who all want open borders and see what happens to America!

  • t

    take notice law makers.. everyone wants baby rapers to either NEVER get out of prison or DIE.

  • zaky

    It’s true he does deserves to serve a lifetime in jail, but not because he is illegal in the u.s means. That. Every. Illegal person who comes to the u.s is a rapist or. murder, some come to work hard and have a better life !!I known friends who were raped and murder by american people. Too so being illegal in the state doesn’t mean you’re a criminal.how ever I do think every rapist or murders deserve d the worst !!!!

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