RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A man believed to be in the country illegally and living in Creedmoor appeared in a Wake County courtroom Monday to face multiple child sex charges after allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old Raleigh girl and trying to help the girl run away from home.
Yancarlos Aguilar-Orozco, 21, who warrants show is a Guatemalan citizen who has been ordered out of the country by the Department of Homeland Security, faces charges for rape of a child, indecent liberties with a child, and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
According to warrants, Aguilar-Orozco had sex with the girl when she was 14 years old and also attempted to take indecent liberties with the teen. The date of offense on those two charges run from Feb. 1 to May 14.
Warrants also show that Aguilar-Orozco attempted to help the girl run away from home by picking her up from her residence on May 1.
Aguilar-Orozco appeared in court via video conference and was ordered to have no contact with the victim.
His bond was increased from a $1,005,000 secured bond to a $2 million secured bond.
Aguilar-Orozco’s next court appearance is scheduled for June 6.
When he was arrested, information through the 287(g) program showed he was not supposed to be in the country. Assistant district attorney Harper Buskirk said, “In 2012, he was the subject of a federal deportation matter.”
ICE wants to be notified 48 hours in advance of any release so they can pick him up.
Immigration officials told CBS North Carolina the protocol is for the courts to finish their proceedings before the feds jump in.
Law enforcement officials say cases like this are why the 287(g) program is in place, but those in the country illegally say the program is abused and they want Wake County officials to drop it. Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said he does not intend to drop it.
Jorge Ramos, also in the country illegally, said, “A lot of times, 287(g) is used to detain people who are a threat to public safety. Most of the time, it’s people who have committed minor violations like traffic violations.”
The case with Aguilar-Orozco is much more than that.