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March 4, 2024San Francisco, CA, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ERO San Francisco arrests Mexican citizen wanted for child rape

SAN FRANCISCO — Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) San Francisco arrested an individual Feb. 22 who had an outstanding warrant issued by the District Court in Zacatecas, Mexico, for the rape of a child.

“ERO San Francisco will continue to do everything in our power to bring to justice anyone who harms children. They are our most vulnerable population, and we will never stop fighting to protect them from individuals looking to hurt them,” said ERO San Francisco Assistant Field Office Director Joanna Bayardo. “This arrest is a significant step in protecting our community from these terrible acts.”

The foreign national entered the United States at an unknown location Aug. 8, 2019. The District Court in Zacatecas issued the arrest warrant Oct. 20, 2019. The person will remain in ICE custody pending removal proceedings.

Members of the public can report crimes and suspicious activity by dialing 866-347-2423 or completing ICE’s online tip form.

Learn more about ICE’s mission to increase public safety in the San Francisco area of operations on X, formerly known as Twitter, at @EROSanFrancisco.

As one of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) three operational directorates, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) is the principal federal law enforcement authority in charge of domestic immigration enforcement. ERO’s mission is to protect the homeland through the arrest and removal of those who undermine the safety of U.S. communities and the integrity of U.S. immigration laws, and its primary areas of focus are interior enforcement operations, management of the agency’s detained and non-detained populations, and repatriation of noncitizens who have received final orders of removal. ERO’s workforce consists of more than 7,700 law enforcement and non-law enforcement support personnel across 25 domestic field offices and 208 locations nationwide, 30 overseas postings, and multiple temporary duty travel assignments along the border.