JUNCTION CITY, Kansas — A Mexican national who had been deported from the United States 10 times over the past six years, has been charged with raping a 12-year-old girl on a bus.
Tomas Martinez-Maldonado, 41, was arrested in late September when the Greyhound bus pulled into Kansas City and the girl reported the alleged assault.
A Greyhound bus had made a stop in Kansas City and there was an alleged rape that occurred on the bus, however they had no idea where this rape took place,” Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf told the Hays Post.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation determined the assault took place in Geary County and Martinez-Maldonaldo was charged there. He was jailed on $100,000 bail.
In the interim, he was handed over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement which said he had previously been deported 10 times since 2010, the Kansas City Star reported. In 2013, he had a felony conviction for illegal re-entry into the U.S., the agency said.