Accused Austin Serial Predator Has Been Deported to Mexico 5 Times

Andy Jechow and Brittany Glas, KXAN, September 6, 2016

Austin police say they are investigating at least 10 cases involving a man allegedly assaulting and sexually assaulting women in an empty field in northeast Austin.

Additional charges of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault were brought against Nicodemo Coria-Gonzalez, 26, last week. Police say the string of incidents may date as far back as December 2015. Police referred to Coria-Gonzalez Tuesday as a “potential serial sexual assault predator.”

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Coria-Gonzalez, of Mexico, is also being held on an ICE detainer. ICE records show he has been deported to Mexico five times between September 2012 and July 2015 based on his criminal convictions, which include three DWIs.

A statement from ICE says, “As a convicted criminal, Mr. Coria-Gonzalez is an ICE enforcement priority.”

Robert Thompson, a detective with the Austin Police Sex Crimes Unit, said the suspect has picked up women through the ruse of giving them a ride or through prostitution. “We do know there are additional victims out there who have not come forward . . . We’re not sure of how many.” {snip}

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