A member of the MS-13 gang- that has been terrorizing United States Communities- who had been deported 4 times, sexually assaulted a two-year-old girl and stabbed two other women in New York City suburb, local police say. The culprit identified as Alvaro-Ventura, assaulted the 2-year-old girl Tuesday night when her mother was at work, acting Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter told reporters in a news conference.
The Salvadorian national pleaded not guilty in a New York courtroom on Thursday. According to CBS News, the judge ordered the man be held without bond.
The incident reportedly began when Alvarado-Ventura got into an argument with a woman over a marijuana deal. The argument spilled over into the parking lot where he allegedly stabbed her. She suffered a collapsed lung. Officials have not released her name.
After stabbing the woman, the MS-13 gang member returned to an apartment where the two-year-old girl lived with her mother. The mother was at work at the time, acting Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter told reporters.
At that point, he allegedly sexually assaulted the little girl before the mother returned home. When she arrived at the apartment and discovered her daughter’s condition, an argument broke out, and Alvarado-Ventura stabbed her. She managed to barricade herself in another part of the apartment and called the police for help.
Acting Nassau County Police Department Commissioner Thomas Krumpte said that it was “probably the most heinous criminal act I’ve ever seen”.