Prison bosses erroneously freed an inmate after he raped his fiancee’s dog to death.
Fidel Lopez was convicted on April 8 of sexually assaulting his fiancee’s dog so violently that the little dog had to be euthanized in Multnomah County, Oregon.
Lopez, who is an illegal immigrant, was only sentenced to 60 days in prison for the shocking crime. However, he was released as soon as the sentencing hearing concluded, because he had already spent that amount of time in custody following his February arrest.
The Multnomah County Jail did not honor the immigration detainer and released him without notice to ICE. But the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have since condemned Multnomah County Sheriff’s Jail for releasing him without notifying immigration officials, according to the New York Daily News.
ICE spokeswoman, Tanya Roman, said in statement: “On April 8, Lopez was convicted of sexual assault of an animal and aggravated animal abuse and sentenced to 60 days in jail with credit for time served.”
Lopez was tracked down by authorities on Thursday and arrested at his home. He was taken to the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma “pending immigration proceedings,” ICE wrote, meaning his deportation from the US will happen imminently.