Ecuadorean national, 31, arrested on Baltimore rape charge

An Ecuadorean national living in Baltimore was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on charges that he raped a 12-year-old girl, the federal agency and city police said.

Henry Estrella-Cordova, 31, who is in the country illegally, was taken into custody on Wednesday in Silver Spring at a bus terminal and charged with second-degree rape and related sex offense charges, according to an ICE spokeswoman. The rape was reported May 7 in Baltimore's Southeastern police district and involved a girl who was known to him, city police said.

ICE officers turned Estrella-Cordova, of the 600 block of S. Ponca St., over to city police and placed an immigration detainer on him, and he will face deportation proceedings after his criminal case is resolved. ICE said he had entered the country illegally "more than a year ago" — court records show traffic tickets dating to 2006.

Estrella-Cordova was being held without bail on an attorney was not listed in online court records.

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