Christopher Puente Wiki – Biography
Christopher Puente 35-year-old illegal from Mexico was charged in Chicago, Illinois, with one count of predatory criminal sexual assault after he allegedly locked himself in a McDonald’s bathroom stall with a three-year-old girl and proceeded to sexually assault her.
Christopher Puente Age
Christopher Puente 35-year-old.
Accused of Child Sexual Assault
As Breitbart News reported, 35-year-old illegal alien Christopher Puente from Mexico was charged in Chicago, Illinois, with one count of predatory criminal sexual assault after he allegedly locked himself in a McDonald’s bathroom stall with a three-year-old girl and proceeded to sexually assault her.
Puente could have been transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody by Chicago law enforcement officials in June 2019, but instead, the sanctuary city released the illegal alien back into the general public.
In statements to local media, Lightfoot and Chicago Police officials defended their release of Puente months before he allegedly sexually assaulted the three-year-old girl.
“If ICE is complaining, then they should do their job better,” Lightfoot said. She continued:
[ICE officials are] critical because we have said very clearly we are a welcoming city, a sanctuary city. Chicago Police Department will not cooperate with ICE on any immigration-related business. And that’s affected their ability to conduct immigration raids across the city. But that’s exactly our intention. We have to make sure our police department is seen as a legitimate force in all our communities.
Likewise, Chicago Police officials defended their sanctuary city policy in a statement:
The Chicago Police Department remains committed to protecting all Chicago residents regardless of their immigration status. Our pledge to restrict ICE access to our information systems and our refusal to cooperate with ICE immigration enforcement measures has not changed.
Criminal Record and Charges
Puente has a long criminal history in the U.S. after first illegally crossing the southern border sometime before 2011. Puente has two felony convictions for burglary in 2011 and 2017 and was convicted of forgery in 2012.
While crossing the Texas-Mexico border in Brownsville in December 2014, Puente was confronted by U.S. Border Patrol agents and claimed to be an American citizen, giving them a fraudulent birth certificate. Puente was already a convicted felon in the U.S.
In March 2017, Puente failed to show up to his court date for an immigration hearing. The judge subsequently ordered him deported from the U.S., but he had been freely living in the sanctuary state of Illinois. In June 2019, ICE agents requested that Puente be turned over to them following his arrest for theft.
He was then arrested last month for allegedly assaulting the 3-year-old after luring her to his bathroom stall while her dad helped her brother in the restaurant restroom, the Chicago Sun-Times has reported.
“The victim called out ‘Daddy, Daddy,’” Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy told a bond hearing last month, according to the Sun-Times.
Puente confessed, telling cops he was “f–ked up and thinking dirty,” Leighton Criminal Courthouse heard — but seemed stunned when he was held without bail for predatory criminal sexual assault, the paper said.
“You don’t understand. This is my first time,” the hearing-impaired defendant signed rapidly in court, the Sun-Times said.
Puente — who already had a long rap sheet — was deported in 2014, but sneaked back over the Texas border just five days later, ICE said last week.
Agents filed a formal request for him to be detained and ultimately deported when he was arrested for theft last June — but the agency says the “detainer was not honored,” leaving him free for his latest attack.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said ICE should “do their job better,” ABC said.
“They’re critical because we have said very clearly we are a welcoming city, a sanctuary city,” Lightfoot said, according to the network. “Chicago Police Department will not cooperate with ICE on any immigration-related business.”