An unnamed Indian is among 44 sex offenders arrested by the Newark (NJ) office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations during the “Crimes against Children” operation from April 4-8, 2016.
Besides the Indian national, the arrested individuals include nationals of Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
The arrestees range from age 19 to 61 years and were previously convicted of various offenses including sexual abuse of a minor, criminal sexual contact of a child, luring or enticing a child, endangering the welfare of a child, sexual assault of a minor, child abuse, child neglect and indecent exposure.
In all likelihood, the arrested individuals will be deported to their home countries.
ICE, which conducted 235,413 removals nationwide in fiscal year 2015, is aggressively targeting removal of people who have been convicted of a criminal offense.