Santos Guevara-Oliva arrested by ICE agents in Maryland


Santos Guevara-Oliva arrested by ICE agents in Maryland

Man Wanted for Rape Arrested in Maryland

Santos Guevara-Oliva, 33, Faces Life in Prison

Friday, March 1, 2013
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A man facing life in prison — wanted in Santa Barbara for aggravated sexual assault and forcible rape — was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers Monday in Hyattsville, Maryland, where he had been living.

Santos Guevara-Oliva, 33, is in Maryland awaiting extradition to Santa Barbara. The 13-year-old victim, believed to be his stepdaughter, was determined to be 17 weeks pregnant after she was taken to Cottage Hospital, prosecutor Benjamin Ladinig said recently. His office filed charges February 1.

Guevara-Oliva was convicted of grand theft and false imprisonment in 2009, and sentenced to two years in state prison. After his sentence, he was deported to his native country of El Salvador.

But he returned illegally, according to authorities, and that’s when the alleged sexual assault occurred. After an investigation, authorities determined Guevara-Oliva to be in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., area.

His arrest was the culmination of efforts by the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney’s office, Maryland State Police, and federal ICE officers.


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Talk about the long arm of the law.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
March 1, 2013 at 6:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Good work and thank you to all agencies involved.

Sothep (anonymous profile)
March 1, 2013 at 9:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

So is ICE only arresting them after they commit a crime?

RealityCheck22 (anonymous profile)
March 2, 2013 at 5:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This is for those that think securing our borders is a secondary consideration in immigration reform.

Botany (anonymous profile)
March 2, 2013 at 5:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Apparently the first consideration is ease.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
March 2, 2013 at 5:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It's surprising that ICE got involved at all. Deportation of undocumented bad guys would encourage good citizenship (ha ha) in other undocumented residents, right? And when they get amnestied, they'll feel they have earned it. Free gifts are repaid with contempt, not gratitude. But maybe our professional politicians have no incentive to provide actual leadership.

Adonis_Tate (anonymous profile)
March 2, 2013 at 8:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Folks---bottom line is this SCUMBAG LOSER is spending the rest of his worthless life in a cage. ALL rapists should face the same fate for committing such a reprehensible act.

Draxor (anonymous profile)
March 4, 2013 at 10:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Draxor- Don't jump to conclusions here, knowing how soft they go on child molesters and sexual predators, this guy might just get probation and amnesty.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
March 5, 2013 at 7:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This loser was married to another loser … Imelda Guevara—accused in the murder of Baldemar Leal, 22, on De la Vina Street in February 2009… I hope that the SB police Department and ICE have done their research because Javier Guevara-Oliva has ties to the Mara Salvatrucha.

SBhunny (anonymous profile)
June 5, 2013 at 9:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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