New York - An illegal immigrant who had been deported multiple times has been arrested for raping two-year-old and stabbing two different women in the same night.
Tommy Alvarado-Ventura, age 31, was home with the two-year-old daughter and four-year-old son of an acquaintance, according to ABC 7NY. Another person was also present, who was supposed to be watching the children while their mother was at work.
According to Nassau County Police, the 2-year-old child was heard crying when Alvarado-Ventura left for a nearby bar, El Mariachi Loco, at 12:30 AM on Tuesday. Witnesses said that he got into an unprovoked fight there with a 24-year old woman that he did not know.
The 24-year-old woman tried to leave while Alvarado-Ventura was fighting with her but he followed her into the parking lot. He began punching and kicking her, then started stabbing her repeatedly and slicing the inside of her mouth.
Tommy Alvarado-Ventura fled, and the woman was rushed to the hospital with a collapsed lung.
Alvarado-Ventura returned home about 4:15 AM, and argued with the mother of the children, who had returned home from work. She had noticed visible injuries to her two-year-old.
Alvarado-Ventura punched the woman, and then began stabbing her. She was able to get away from him and go to another area of the apartment with her children where she could safely call the police.
Police arrived and he was taken into custody. The two-year-old was taken to a local hospital for treatment and it was discovered that she had been sexually assaulted. The child needed surgery for her injuries, which included injuries from being beaten around the head and face.
Thomas Krumpter, Nassau County Police Commissioner, said that this was "... in 28 years, probably the most heinous criminal act I've ever seen, and it really is nauseating." He said "It doesn't usually affect us like that in law enforcement, but in this particular case, it's unprecedented."
Alvarado-Ventura is a known gang member with an extensive criminal history. He was charged with Predatory Sexual Assault of a Child, Attempted Murder, Assault and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.
He had been previously deported four times.
Again, acts of horrifying violence from someone who shouldn't be in this country. If Alvarado-Ventura had not been in this country, perhaps these women and this child would not have been traumatized and injured so severely.
Perhaps the next question is, was he allowed to walk free and untouched because he was in a sanctuary city? We'd like to know what you think. Please let us know in the comments.