Saturday, June 25, 2011

Illegal alien charged with luring child leads to illegal labor arrests (

Illegal alien charged with luring child leads to illegal labor arrests

June 25, 2011 8:14 am ET
Dave Gibson

On Thursday, police in Williamsport, PA, arrested Adrian Arriaga Castro, after he lured a 12-year-old girl into his truck and allegedly began touching her.

The girl’s mother, Lucinda Campbell, told police that she discovered her daughter in a pickup truck with Castro who was parked across from the YWCA.

According to the police report, Castro pulled up beside the girl, opened the passenger door and talked her into entering the truck. Castro told her she was “pretty” and started rubbing her arm. When her mother arrived, the girl got out of the truck and the illegal alien fled from the scene.

Officer Marlin Smith II traced the Mexican national back to his apartment building, and the young girl identified him.

Castro was charged with one count of luring a child into a motor vehicle and one count of harassment. He is currently being held in the Lycoming County Prison on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer.

During the course of the investigation, Williamsport police also discovered more than a dozen other illegal aliens.

Williamsport Bureau of Police Captain Raymond O. Kontz III told “Because of this police investigation, 16 illegal immigrants were detained by I.C.E. officers from the Department of Homeland Security.”

He continued: “All of these illegals were rooming at 345 West Third Street and 309 Elmira St and working for GPX Surveyor, a gas company originating from Houston Texas.”

The landlord, Enrique Castillo, leased the apartments to the gas company about two months ago.

According to Castillo, GPX was paying between $1,500 and $2,000 a month for the two- and three-bedroom units.

Following the arrests Williamsport Mayor Gabriel J. Campana held a press conferrence, and made the following statement:

"I don't want illegal aliens living here and I want the gas industry or any companies to know - whether they are used for labor or living in housing complexes - we will do everything in our power to prevent this.

Landlords working with gas companies need to protect themselves. It is the responsibility of the companies to ensure individuals they hire are legal citizens. But the landlords need to do a better job of knowing who is residing on their properties."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

how come there hasn't been a report about how the child & the mother went back & said that the young girl lied ?? she gave a fake story