ERO Baltimore apprehends Brazilian fugitive wanted for rape of minor
BALTIMORE - Deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Baltimore apprehended a Brazilian national wanted for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl in his native country. ERO took Thomas Francis Donschat, 29, into custody, June 23 in Rockville.
The Court of Justice of the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil, issued an arrest warrant for Donschat in June 2020, due to his charge of rape of a vulnerable (minor female 13 years of age). The Federal Police of Brazil requested assistance in the apprehension of Donschat.
Donschat entered the United States on an unknown date and unknown location without being inspected, admitted, or paroled by an immigration officer.
On June 15, ERO Baltimore received information from the ICE tip line regarding Donschat’s whereabouts. On June 23, ERO Baltimore arrested Donschat and issued him a Notice to Appear (NTA), Form I-862 pursuant to Section 212(a)(6)(A)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as a noncitizen present without admission or parole. Donschat will remain in ERO custody pending the outcome of his removal proceedings.
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, ERO arrested 12,025 individuals with aggravated felony convictions. Offenses associated with noncitizens arrested in FY 2021 included 1,506 homicide related offenses, 3,415 sexual assaults, 19,549 assaults, 2,717 robberies, and 1,063 kidnappings.
Members of the public can report crime and suspicious activity by calling 1-866-347-2423 or completing the ICE tip form.