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Va. man charged in rape of girl, 10

A Woodbridge man has been charged with rape and other offenses in connection with the alleged rape of a 10-year-old girl, authorities said Monday.

Leonel Vega-Perez, 34, of the 14400 block of Delmar Drive, is jailed in Prince William County and charged with three counts of rape, three counts of object penetration and two counts of aggravated sexual battery.


Vega-Perez. (Pr. William Police)

Vega-Perez knew the family of his alleged victim, police said.

Relatives alerted police to the suspected assaults that occurred between July 1 and August 8 in the county and in Manassas Park, according to Prince William County police spokesman Officer Jonathan L. Perok.

A joint police investigation continues, Perok said.

-- Mary Pat Flaherty

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  August 9, 2010; 4:53 PM ET
Categories:  Manassas , Mary Pat Flaherty , Pr. William , Sex Crimes  
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hmmmmm no mention if he is ILLEGAL! wonder why? bet he is!

Posted by: tazztheterrible | August 9, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

bet you are too

Posted by: destewar | August 9, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

The abuse this man is accused of is horrific. The victim is so young, he has to be a pedophile. He needs to be imprisoned for life; the girl will be in therapy for years.

Posted by: skinfreak | August 10, 2010 2:10 AM | Report abuse

this is all the democrat's and obama's fault. If obama would secure the border, creeps like this illegal alien would not be preying on americans. Thank you democrats.

Posted by: COOLCHILLY | August 10, 2010 8:15 AM | Report abuse

So this happened to this little girl over the period of 1 month...I wonder how her family found out...Where's the REST of this story???

Posted by: Ms511 | August 10, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

In quite a few cases of sexual assaults the perp are foreign and possibly illegals who seem to be even hornier than the caucasians. Is this becoming a pattern?

Posted by: gordonj1 | August 10, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

So how long will it be 'til the judge or ICE lets him run the roads again?

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | August 10, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Who cares rather legal or illegal a child was rape..the young men that the Catholic Priest raped was legal...so what's your point...stop using the internet to express your feelings and write down five things about yourself, that people could take about. Jerks

Posted by: shadon1 | August 10, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Why did this story start with "A Woodbridge man..." when the article about the stabbings started with "A white man..."???

This perp is clearly Hispanic so in the interest of consistency WaPo, this article should start with "A Hispanic man has been charged with rape and other offenses in connection with the alleged rape of a 10-year-old girl, authorities said Monday."

Posted by: fighterDC | August 10, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

The distinction you ignore, shadon1, is that while we can do little to avoid all the hazards our children are exposed to from US citizens, we most certainly can avoid the hazards from illegal aliens. If Leonel Vega-Perez is an illegal alien, and if we had actually enforced our current immigration laws for the last quarter century, we would obviously not be reading this morning about this abhorent rape of a child by Leonel Vega-Perez.

This child's misery is just one of many thousands of entirely avoidable assaults, rapes, murders, and drunk driving deaths attributable to aliens who should not even be within our borders. This is true independent of the question of whether illegal aliens are more, less, or equally prone to such acts.

Every tragedy associated with illegal aliens is avoidable simply by enforcing our current immigration laws ... no "Comprehensive Reform" is required. There is no justifiable reason for further delay in doing so. Every day we defer enforcement, children will continue to pay the price on your behalf of affording you the luxury of your sanctimonoius sniping at readers who, quite correctly, realize the relevance of a perp's immigration status.

Posted by: markets_work | August 10, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

It is really disgusting that some people on here are using the tragedy of what happened to this young girl to score cheap political points.

Posted by: SouthernerInDC | August 10, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Wanting to avoid future such avoidable tragedies is not scoring "cheap political points", SouthernerInDC. This issue transcends traditional political divisions. Both the Democrat and the Republican administrations have been derelict in their duty to enforce immigration laws, although for different reasons.

Posted by: markets_work | August 10, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Americans love that cheap labor that the immigrants offer, that's why backs are turned on this issue.

We will have to suffer the results of having these illegals in the US until the laws are enforced.

So go ahead and have your grass cut at a cut rate and know that it's a possibility that your could be harmed by the very same hands cut your grass.

Posted by: Special_One40 | August 10, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

So WaPo, who has the great courage to publish stolen secret USG documents which lead to the murder of innocents, claiming press freedom, how about the courage to publish this fellow's immigrant status. In case you haven't notice, it is a hot current news-worthy subject.

Posted by: wjc1va | August 10, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

this article states that he was an illegal immigrant.
http://www2.insidenova.com/isn/news/crime/article/man_charged_with_raping_10-year-old_girl/61876/
Still, I am not racist. There are bad people out and there whether you are white or black or legal or illegal.

Posted by: skandallus | August 10, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

"So go ahead and have your grass cut at a cut rate and know that it's a possibility that your could be harmed by the very same hands cut [sic] your grass."

What an absurd statement. That is a risk we all face, from ANY person who performs services for us (or simply walks down our street, for that matter). Illegal immigrants have not cornered the market on ANY crime; there are plenty of home-grown murderers, rapists, burglars, pedophiles, etc. Just look at Catholic church, for starters...

Posted by: Orsalia | August 10, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

It is sad to see the Washington Post manipulate their stories or omit relevant facts based on their political leanings. And people wonder why conservatives and republicans use the term "liberal media." What a country we live in! I guess they think we're ignorant just like they claim Glenn Beck viewers are.

Posted by: dchilo1013 | August 10, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

If found quilty, life sentence. These guys can't be rehabilitated and should never be allowed in society again.

Posted by: jckdoors | August 10, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

WaPo, please check your facts. There is no street in Woodbridge, VA named Delmar Drive. There is a Del Mar Drive but not Delmar.

Posted by: InShadows | August 10, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

According to Inside NOVA.COM -- he is on of the 9,953,000 of the Los Ilegales we have yet to deport.

Posted by: MarriedMann | August 10, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

According to Inside NOVA.com, he is one of the 9,957,000 Los Ilegales we have yet to deport.

Posted by: MarriedMann | August 10, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

I have an idea -- how about we pull our military troops from the Godless heathen countries of Iraq and Afghanistan and station them along our southern borders to supplement the border patrol there. OR -- we can give all the illegal aliens guns and have them take the place of our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. It's so simple, why haven't our elected officials thought of this already?

Posted by: Baltimore11 | August 10, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

"Why did this story start with "A Woodbridge man..." when the article about the stabbings started with "A white man..."???

This perp is clearly Hispanic so in the interest of consistency WaPo, this article should start with "A Hispanic man has been charged with rape and other offenses in connection with the alleged rape of a 10-year-old girl, authorities said Monday."

There is no need, the man's picture is posted and it is obvious that he is white. Hispanic white, but white none the less. See, the majority of these illegals that are committing crimes are white.

Posted by: StLou | August 10, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

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