Illegal immigrant with multiple rapes after 2012 ICE detainer is not enforced 80 years in prison

Miguel C. Luna, 37, was sentenced to 80 years in prison for beating and raping two women.

(Will County Sheriff)

An Illinois judge on Monday struck the officials not to enforce a 2012 ICE detainer on an illegal immigrant who later was able to defeat and rape of three women, although he is “not in this country.”

Miguel C. Luna, 37, a Mexican nationality and lived in Joliet, received the maximum sentence of 80 years in prison on Monday after he admitted last May the physical and sexual assaults of two women who were running on a state trail in separate incidents in 2015 and 2016. Luna also admitted to the rape of a third woman who has now passed away.

“You are not allowed to in this country,” Judge David Carlson said, according to the Chicago Tribute. “The system leaves the victims in this case.”

The judge said that he didn’t understand why Luna had not been deported in 2012, when a fugitive arrest warrant against him was issued by the U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“You were free to do these acts…or by means of a misplaced political correctness, or people who do not believe in laws or boundaries,” Carlson said. “One thing I can do with the sentence the tone is that the laws that we believe in here, maybe this won’t happen again, maybe that’s a little bit of closure.”

Luna was arrested for the rape in May 2015. He was faced with the 16 and 40 years on each of the two felony criminal assault counts. Carlos ordered him to serve the sentences one after the other, serve at least 85 percent of the sentences – 68 years – and register as a sex offender if he is every released from prison.

During the trial against Luna, prosecutors argued that on the early morning attacks on the women were premeditated and grew more sophisticated. They showed a videotaped confession in which Luna admitted to wearing surgical gloves, to hide his face and with a shirt to wipe blood of a victim on the arm of his fingerprints.

“He didn’t want to be caught,” Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Fillipitch said in court. “If something would he become a clever and cunning sexual predator if they get the chance to do this.”

Prior to his sentence, Luna said he was traumatised by repeated sexual abuse in childhood by family members.

“I realize now that I need professional help,” he said, reading a statement. “I never had the resources and now it is too late because I’m facing a life sentence.”

Luna went on to stay he was “very sorry” for his actions.

Carlson said the abuse Luna said he suffered as a child does not excuse his actions as an adult.

“Nothing gives you the right to indicate that the pain, the pain, the damage on someone else,” the judge said.

Lucia I. Suarez Sang a Reporter for Follow her on Twitter @luciasuarezsang

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