Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Twice deported illegal immigrant rapist facing 250+ years on 47 charges

Criminal Complaint Filed Against Accused Chandler Rapist

Suspect faces 47 charges

A criminal complaint has been filed against Santana Batiz-Aceves (DOB 04/20/68), County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced today. The complaint lists 47 charges including Child Molestation, Sexual Conduct with a Minor, Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, and Burglary. If the defendant were convicted on all of those charges he would be looking at a minimum sentence of more than 250 years.

Batiz-Aceves was arrested for the attacks January 12, 2008 by Chandler Police whose officers worked tirelessly to make an arrest in the attacks of six young girls. The attacks happened between June 2006 and November 2007. Deputy County Attorney Angela Andrews has been working with a police special task force for nearly a year.

County Attorney Thomas stated, “Our office salutes the Chandler Police Department for making the
arrest and providing us with valuable evidence to help make this case in court.”

According to police in the Sacramento area, Batiz-Aceves was deported from the United States in 1999 and again in 2003. While in California he had been arrested on drug and burglary charges. Thomas said, “This incident again underscores the very troubling link between crime and illegal
immigration in Arizona. Our border crisis continues to directly impact public safety.”

For more information contact:
Mike Anthony Scerbo, Public Information Officer
(602) 506-3170 (office) or (602) 489-6913 (cell)

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