Two gang members were arrested on Friday after kidnapping three girls and killing one.
It has been reported that the two men responsible came into the country illegally.
Per the Chicago Tribune:
Miguel Alvarez-Flores, 22, and Diego Hernandez-Rivera, 18, have been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping and murder — both first-degree felonies punishable by up to life imprisonment.
The three girls were victims of horrendous conditions:
The captives were three “young, impressionable women” ranging in age from 14 to 16 who succumbed to the allure of gang life before being taken to an apartment and held there against their will, [Homicide detective Sgt. Chris] Sturdivant said. The 14-year-old girl told investigators that they were fed drugs and alcohol and forced to have sex.
The girl said the 15-year-old was killed in a satanic ritual because she had struck the gang’s shrine to a satanic saint, according to investigators.
The Chicago Tribune also reports:
The case comes as President Donald Trump is promoting concerns over criminal immigrants in the United States illegally. He has announced that he plans to create an agency, called Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement or VOICE, to serve victims of immigrant crime and their relatives. It will be part of the Department of Homeland Security.
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“The majority of the MS-13 members we come into contact with are here illegally,” Sturdivant said.