Cops: Worker Attempted Rape to Get Deported

David Ovalle, Miami Herald, December 11, 2007

Drunk and missing home, construction worker Juan Carlos Franco stripped naked, broke into a house and tried forcing himself onto a young girl so he would be deported back to Guatemala, police say.

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According to an arrest report, the girl was in her parent’s bedroom when she heard strange noises. She noticed her bedroom light turn on.

Armed with a pair of scissors, she investigated—and saw Franco emerge from her bedroom, the report said.

Franco said “he had been watching her for some time and that it was OK, that he was not going to hurt her,” according to an arrest report. He “grabbed his genitals and tried to approach the victim.”

The girl pushed Franco, 42, and ran out of the home. Franco was arrested in his nearby apartment.

While police walked him to the patrol car, Franco “spontaneously stated that he did it because he was drinking beers and wants to be deported back to Guatemala.”

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