Immigrant Arrested for Abusing Teen Girl and Stabbing Attack

( – Law enforcement in Kenner, Louisiana, has arrested an illegal immigrant from Honduras for allegedly violating a 14-year-old while threatening her with a knife, as well as for another incident where the suspect allegedly stabbed another person.

According to police, Angel Matias Castellanos-Orellana met the girl through social media. Law enforcement had already been searching for the suspect after a warrant for his arrest was issued earlier in the month. However, he was apprehended in a separate incident where he held up an elderly man at knifepoint, stabbing the victim multiple times, including in the victim’s face and back. The victim fortunately survived, is receiving treatment, and is in stable condition, according to authorities.

Castellanos-Orellana was charged with first-degree rape, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and aggravated battery. He was also issued with a federal ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) detainer, which could potentially result in his permanent removal from the U.S.

Keith Conley, the police chief for the Kenner Police Department, lamented the difficulty in tracking down migrant offenders, who are often not in state or federal databases due to their status. This makes it hard for law enforcement to track them down and easy for suspects to evade arrest. In the case of Castellanos-Orellana, he used a number of different aliases, such as Elven Locket.

Other challenges police face in cracking down on crimes committed by illegal aliens include the language barrier, as well as false identification. Conley said that information illegal aliens provide in terms of identities and dates of birth is difficult to verify. The additional amount of logistics and investigation – and the resources required – can be taxing to many law enforcement agencies and local police departments already struggling with budget cuts, the Kenner PD chief said.

The incident also reached the office of Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry, who said that Castellanos-Orellana should not have even been in the state to begin with. He called on the national government to “close our borders and keep our communities safe.”

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