A 17-year-old foreign exchange student accused of raping an 11-year-old girl could face deportation if convicted of the charges against him.
According to the Madison County Prosecutor’s Office, Victor M. Perez, 17, would have to serve out his sentence before going to immigration court. Perez, a non-citizen from Guatemala, is charged as an adult in connection with the rape of an 11-year-old girl. Police arrested him on Dec. 7 at Anderson High School.
According to investigators, Perez forced himself onto the girl in September while they were watching a DVD movie in his bedroom.
The girl’s mother confronted Perez after noticing a dramatic change in her daughter’s behavior, court documents said. The girl provided her mother and investigators with details of the encounter.
According to prosecutors, Perez will likely go to immigration court in Chicago—regardless of the outcome of his trial, which is set for April.