The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee has announced the arrest and indictment of two Mexican men who are in the U.S. illegally for multiple child sex abuse charges.
Brothers Fernando Limon, 23, and Ramiro Limon, 28, are each facing charges of four counts of rape of a child, and are currently being held in the Wilson County Jail on a $150,000 bond each.
Federal immigration authorities have also placed a hold on them, as they are illegal aliens from Mexico.
The investigation has been underway since late 2015, and was a joint effort between the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshall’s Task Force. It involves children younger than aged 13, but he sheriff’s report did not say how many children are involved.
Sheriff Robert Bryan said, “We are extremely proud of our detectives and truly appreciate the help of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force for apprehending these suspects on such heinous charges involving our children. This has been a particularly difficult case because of the language barriers and cultural differences.”
Detective Walker Woods said, “There have been numerous challenges given the magnitude and nature of the case because of additional time, resources and effort required.”
The penalty for rape of a child under 13 years of age is up to 25 years in prison for each count. The brothers could also be deported and face federal prosecution if they attempted to return to the U.S., the sheriff’s report stated.
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.