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Immigration Officials Detain Man Charged With Sex Assault At Danbury Court

Julio Virgilio Paida-Morquencho, 22, a citizen of Ecuador, was taken into custody in Danbury by federal immigration agents in late March.
Julio Virgilio Paida-Morquencho, 22, a citizen of Ecuador, was taken into custody in Danbury by federal immigration agents in late March. Photo Credit: Tribuna screenshot

DANBURY, Conn. — A man was taken into custody by federal immigration officials Wednesday while he was in the Danbury courthouse for a pretrial hearing on a sex assault charge, according to the News-Times.

Danbury resident Jonathan Rubio, 23, was charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor after he gave alcohol to a 15-year-old girl and raped her, prosecutors told the News-Times.

State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky confirmed that U.S. Department of Homeland Security officers took Rubio into custody, the News-Time said.

Related story: Video Goes Viral Of Arrest Of Man In Danbury By ICE Agents

Another Danbury resident, Julio Virgilio Paida-Morquencho, 22, a citizen of Ecuador, was taken into custody March 27 by federal immigration officials. He was slated to be sentenced that day on sexual assault charges.

A video showing his arrest on Liberty Street has gone viral on the Facebook page of the Tribuna newspaper .

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Paida was an ICE fugitive for failing to leave the U.S. as ordered by a federal immigration judge in 2013.

The Trump administration has promised a crackdown on undocumented immigrants who commit crimes.

Click here to read the story at the News-Times website.

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