The Rundown News can exclusively report Saturday that a man arrested in Kentucky for impregnating his 12-year-old daughter is an illegal alien.
“Orlando Bejarando-Diaz, 34, was arrested on charges of first-degree rape, incest and tampering with physical evidence, the Bowling Green Police Department said,” according to the Bowling Green Daily News.
Friday evening, Jailer Stephen Harmon of the Warren County Regional Jail, where Bejarando-Diaz is being held, confirmed for The Rundown News that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had placed a retainer on Bejarando-Diaz.
Harmon directed The Rundown News to ICE for further information.
On March 3, Bejarando-Diaz brought his 12-year-old daughter to the hospital, where doctors found that she was pregnant. She spoke very little English, but told them she had been in the United States for about nine months and was from Honduras.
The child was taken into protective custody, and eventually admitted to a therapist that that Bejarando-Diaz had been raping her for a long period of time, and had already impregnated her once before.
From Bowling Green Daily News:
After being taken into protective custody, the girl was interviewed at Barren River Child Advocacy Center, where she refused to give any information. She was introduced to a therapist and a follow-up appointment was scheduled March 9.
In that session, the child disclosed that Bejarando-Diaz had hurt her and she had delivered a baby at home, according to the arrest citation.
The girl’s foster family brought her to the child advocacy center Tuesday, where she was interviewed again.
In that interview, she said Bejarando-Diaz raped her repeatedly over the last several months and had fathered her child. She also said she delivered the baby on or about the day she was brought to the hospital and that Bejarando-Diaz placed the baby, who she suspected was stillborn, in a bedroom closet, according to the arrest citation.
Bejarando-Diaz has refused to cooperate with authorities, and has not made any statements.
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