Jerry Moran

Mexican man charged with raping 13-year-old had 19 deportations, removals

Mexican man charged with raping 13-year-old had 19 deportations, removals

A Mexican man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl on a Greyhound bus that traveled through Kansas had been deported 10 times and voluntarily removed from the U.S. another nine times since 2003, records obtained by the Associated Press show.

Three Republican senators — including Kansas' Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts — demanded this month that the Department of Homeland Security provide immigration records for 38-year-old Tomas Martinez-Maldonado, who is charged with a felony in the alleged Sept. 27 attack aboard a bus in Geary County. He is being held in the Geary County jail in Junction City,  about 120 miles west of Kansas City.

Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa),...

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