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Jamaicans among 200 immigrants convicted of sex crimes in the US

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2015 | 10:35 AM

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WASHINGTON, CMC – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) agency has listed Jamaicans among scores of Caribbean nationals who have been convicted of sex crimes in the United States.

The ICE says about 200 immigrants were convicted of crimes such as sexual assault and battery, rape and indecent exposure under a Sex Offender Registration (SOR) initiative that started two years ago.

The ICE reports that those arrested and convicted were from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Vietnam, Haiti, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Liberia, Sudan, India, Nicaragua, Canada, Pakistan and Sierra Leone.

The actual number or identity of Caribbean nationals arrested and convicted in the initiative has not been disclosed.

The immigration agency said one of its priorities is arresting child predators and bringing them to a court of law where they face justice, or in some cases, sending them back to their home countries.