Police said that a member of the MS-13 street gang stabbed two women and sexually assaulted a 2-year-old girl in a New York City suburb. He had been deported from the U.S. four times.
On Thursday, Tommy Vladim Alvarado-Ventura, 31, pleaded not guilty and was ordered held without bail
Heinous criminal act:
According to Thomas Krumpter, acting Nassau County Police Commissioner, Alvarado-Ventura is suspected of assaulting the child between Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning while the girl’s mother was at work. He added that investigators are still trying to determine exactly when the child was assaulted.
The alleged crime is “probably the most heinous criminal act I’ve ever seen in my 28 years in law enforcement. It really is nauseating,” Krumpter said.
According to police, Alvarado-Ventura went to a nearby bar, where he argued with a woman over a marijuana deal and then stabbed her in the parking lot. The woman, who was not identified, suffered a collapsed lung.
Then according to Krumpter, he went to the child lived. When the child’s mother returned home from work at about 4:15 a.m. on Wednesday, she discovered injuries to her child and argued with Alvarado-Ventura. During that argument, he stabbed her.
She was able to flee to another area of the apartment and called the police. When officers arrived Alvarado-Ventura was sleeping, they arrested him.
Deportation didn’t stick:
Between 2006 and 2011, Alvarado-Ventura was deported to El Salvador four times, according to police. It’s not known when he returned to the United States.
Krumpter said that he had a history of prior arrests for offenses including drunken driving, disorderly conduct, assault, false impersonation and contempt of court. However, details on those arrests were not immediately released as police said their investigation is ongoing.
Alvarado-Ventura was charged with attempted murder, assault and weapons possession, and he faces life in prison.