Twice-deported Honduran man charged with rape, kidnapping

1 year 9 months 17 hours ago October 26, 2015 Oct 26, 2015 Monday, October 26 2015 Monday, October 26, 2015 12:17:39 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Honduran man who has entered the United States illegally three times is facing federal charges for allegedly kidnapping and raping his estranged girlfriend after taking her from Missouri to New Jersey.

Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment Oct. 14 against Jose Amaya-Vasquez, who was arrested in May at a motel in Bellmawr, New Jersey.

He is set to appear in front of a federal judge in Camden on Monday. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney to comment on the charges.

Authorities say he kidnapped the woman at knifepoint in Kansas City, Missouri. He's accused of sexually assaulting her at a vacant house in Missouri, an Ohio motel and a Bellmawr motel.

Amaya-Vasquez was deported from the U.S. twice in 2014, but returned both times.

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