- The Washington Times - Monday, July 14, 2014

A man who has been deported from the United States on four separate occasions is now accused of sexually molesting a 9-year-old Texas girl as she slept in her home.

Israel Andrade, 35, was arrested and charged in Parker County on Saturday with breaking into a woman’s home and touching her daughter’s private areas as she slept on the living room couch, a local CBS affiliate reported.

The 9-year-old victim told Parker County Sheriff’s deputies that she was awakened by a man who was groping her.

She said the man spoke with a heavy Spanish accent, asking her to follow him back to the bedroom where he broke in. The girl went screaming into her parents’ room, and the suspect fled in the opposite direction, the news station reported.

The parents’ cellphones and computer had been stolen, but at least one of the stolen phones were recovered when the suspect was apprehended in a relative’s home about a mile from the crime scene, police said. Mr. Andrade was apparently sleeping by two pairs of the child’s panties before he was arrested.

Investigators also determined by a set of footprints that Mr. Andrade had visited the victim’s neighbor’s home on Friday night.

The suspect was charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit another felony — indecency with a child by sexual contact — a first-degree felony, the affiliate reported.

The station reports that Mr. Andrade had been deported from the U.S. in July 2003, February 2004, September 2009 and December 2010. Relatives said he arrived in Texas from Mexico about a month ago.

“Our border Sheriffs and the Texas Department of Public Safety are doing a phenomenal job with the current laws and available resources,” said Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler. “Yet, our federal government needs to step forward and aid us in enforcing the laws on our southern border. This type of injustice cannot be allowed to pass by for a sixth time.

“How long will we have to tolerate this type of injustice? It is time for American citizens to make a stand and begin petitioning for tighter security at our borders in order to protect our citizens,” he said, the station reported.

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