ASHEVILLE – Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller is one of the handful of Sanctuary Sheriffs to boast a policy of non-cooperation with ICE when it comes to further detaining illegal aliens charged with serious crimes in their counties. So, true to form, the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office just released an inmate charged with child sex offenses back out into the public despite a standing detainer request from ICE.
From Asheville Citizen-Times:
“[…] Marvin Torres was arrested May 4, 2017 and charged with multiple counts of statutory sex offense with a child. Warrants at the time said he engaged in sex acts with an 11-year-old when he was 23.
He was convicted of indecent liberties with a minor Oct. 28, sentenced to time served by Judge Alan Thornburg and released from the Buncombe County jail on Oct. 29.
Aaron Sarver, spokesman for the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, said in an Oct. 30 news release that Torres had been in custody for more than two years with the full knowledge of ICE. […]”
Miller and other Sanctuary Sheriffs argue that ICE should have to get warrants to further detain such criminal aliens; that they’re hands are tied. Yet, somehow dozens and dozens of sheriffs across North Carolina, hundreds across the country, smoothly and legally cooperate with ICE detention requests in order to remove threats to the community in the country illegally.
So now this man who allegedly committed multiple sex crimes against an 11 year old is out for ‘time served,’ freed by a Sanctuary Sheriff in spite of the fact that he’s a known illegal alien. The non-cooperation is becoming absurd, and reckless, all so some Democratic sheriffs can score political points with a liberal voting base increasingly favoring perceived social justice over law, order, and public safety.
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