A man indicted this past March on four counts of “rape of a child” will file a plea before the courts on Friday (5/17/13) in Rutherford County. Cesar Carmona was also indicted on a single charge of “rape of a child” and “aggravated sexual battery charge.”
In November of 2012, 47-year old Carmona of Smyrna was taken into custody and later charged with the rape of a child under the age of 13. The case was later presented to a Rutherford County Grand Jury which led to the 3 additional counts of rape being filed. According to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, he has been held in jail without bond since November and is facing the possibility of being deported. Carmona is being held under an ICE Detainer.
An ICE detainer is a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement “detainer.” An immigration detainer is a notice that the Department of Homeland Security issues to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to inform them that the immigration enforcement agency intends to assume custody of an individual that is currently in local law enforcement’s custody. According to the immigration enforcement service, detainers are critical for ICE to be able to identify and ultimately remove criminal aliens who are currently in federal, state or local custody.