On July 10, Rafael Suarez, 48, was sentenced by 82nd District Court Judge Robert Stem to 60 years in prison without the possibility of parole. In May, the illegal alien was convicted of the continuous sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child and the aggravated sexual assault of a child.
The 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted multiple times between August 2012 and February 2013, according to court documents.
Suarez was arrested in Falls County, where the abuse took place. The victim is reportedly related to the Mexican national.
Incredibly, though the victim was a family member, and Suarez has apparently molested other girls in the family as well, there was a great deal of pressure on the girls to actually share some of the blame for the assaults, due to "family pressure," District Attorney Jody Gilliam told the court.
In fact, the the support that the defendant received from the family was so fervent and vocal, that several family members had to be escorted from the courtroom during the trial, reported The Marlin Democrat.
While a family showing support for a child molester who has victimized one or more helpless members of that same family may seem shocking to most, it is quite common, not only as a part of Mexico's culture, but of that nation's law as well.
Mexican Federal Criminal Code states:
Whoever, without the purpose of reaching copulation, performs a sexual act in a person under 12 or in a person that has no capacity of understanding the meaning of the act or that for any reason cannot resist, or demands that the act is performed, will be punished with a term of 2 to 5 years in prison.
As this columnist has stated in the past, the age of sexual consent throughout the majority of Mexico (including Mexico City) is only 12 years of age.
Prior to his 2013 arrest, Suarez was convicted of sexual assault in 1993 and deported. At some point, he illegally re-entered the country and was deported a second time, according to federal immigration authorities.
This case proves yet again, the futility of so-called deportations under an administration that refuses to actually defend our border against those same invaders.