Illegal Immigrant Sues Ossining Over Rape Arrest

The Ecuador native is suing the village in connection with an arrest that occurred after he was accused of raping a four-year-old girl.

An illegal immigrant is suing the in connection with his rape arrest, according to lohud.com. Ecuador native Geovanni Zhagui has filed the lawsuit in federal court. Five unnamed police officers and the village are the defendants in the case.

Zhagui, a former Ossining resident, had been accused of raping a four-year-old girl back in 2008. His attorney claims that while he was being interrogated Village of Ossining Police assaulted him.

The Ecuadorian native was indicted in 2008, but DNA evidence did not connect him to the alleged crime, so the charged were dropped. Zhagui is still in the country as the lawsuit against the Village of Ossining unfolds. The case continues on October 18.

Local Resident September 07, 2012 at 08:07 PM
"Our country" was established as a land for people to be able to migrate to legally - nowhere in the constitution does it mention immigration restrictions. My people came here in the 17th century do you think that they asked the Native Americans who had been here for 20,000 years for permission? NO. This isn't really a "Christian" country if it doesn't accept people who are in need without hatred or bias.
Local Resident September 07, 2012 at 08:09 PM
My relatives came here long before there was an immigration process, and I'm pretty sure we didn't ask the Native Americans' permission. These illegals broke laws created by a people who stole this land from it's rightful owners and exterminated them, while operating under the pretense that 'all men were created equal.' As a true DAR, I am disgusted by people who think they don't have the right to escape the same danger and persecution our ancestors fled. Our country was founded as a safe haven and free land - not as a restrictive, heterogeneous and hateful gated community.
Chris Clement September 09, 2012 at 09:40 PM
@ David Burleson: I profusely thank you for your sane postings, teaching history (subject I'm not too good with), and trying to educate posters who think they're historians. More important, is how you civilly debate. I also thank you for laughter! Another blogger wrote "Mexico acquired most if not all of what are now U.S. States including Texas." Did this include Alaska or Hawaii or Puerto Rico? However, story's about an ILLEGAL, not about history. As for me, I totally agree with blogger The Entertainer. Breaking our laws is a crime, and a criminal should be punished IF found guilty in a court. ILLEGALS broke our laws upon entering this county w/o documents, etc. Ship 'em out! Uphold our laws!
Teleman September 09, 2012 at 11:52 PM
What a fool!
Miguel Hernandez September 10, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Macario Garcia was born 1920, in Coahuila, Mexico. In 1923, Macario and his parents, headed north to America and settled in Waelder, Texas and he was drafted into the Army on November 11, 1942, at age of 22, although he was not an American citizen. Later in June of 1944 he was seriously wounded during a tank battle days after his landing at Normandy. Pvt. Garcia spent approximately 4 months recovering from his wounds and on November 27, 1944, he once again faced the enemy attacking their positions on a hill that had meager cover. His company was pinned down by intense machine-gun fire and concentrated artillery and mortar barrage. Although wounded, he refused to be evacuated and crawled forward until he reached an enemy emplacement. Hurling grenades, he assaulted the position, destroyed the gun and killed three of the enemy who attempted to escape. When he rejoined his company, a second machine-gun opened fire and again he went forward, utterly disregarding his own safety. He stormed the position and destroyed the gun, killed three more Germans, and captured four prisoners. He fought on with his unit until the objective was taken and only then did he permit himself to be removed for medical care. Private Garcia’s actions enabled his company to advance and secure its objective. On August 23, 1945 President Harry S. Truman placed the Congressional Medal of Honor on now Sgt. Garcia’s chest. On June 25, 1947. Macario Garcia became an American Citizen.


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