Illegal immi________GRANT accused of sexually abusing girl, 11
By DEBORAH HIGHLAND, The Daily News
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 11:39 AM CDT
An illegal immi________GRANT who works harvesting tobacco has been charged with sexually abusing a female relative.
Marcos Moran-Cuellar, 23, 1104 Beauty Ave., was charged Sunday with first-degree sexual abuse of an 11-year-old girl, according to Warren Circuit Court records. Cuellar also uses the name Oscar Ribera, court records show.
The girl’s mother called the Bowling Green Police Department on Saturday after the girl told her older brother that Moran-Cuellar touched her breasts and committed a sex act with the child, according to court records.
Moran-Cuellar was traveling as a backseat passenger in a car with the girl and other family members south on the William H. Natcher Parkway to Bowling Green when the incident is alleged to have occurred in Warren County, according to Bowling Green police records. The girl’s mother became so upset after hearing the allegations that she struck Moran-Cuellar.
A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. Friday in Warren District Court. If a judge finds probable cause to send the case to a grand jury, the case will be presented within 30 days, Warren County Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Cohron said. If Moran-Cuellar is found guilty, he could face up to 10 years in prison and deportation.
“It’s standard when we have someone undocumented, upon prosecution we will notify immigration, and many times their conviction will lead to deportation at the completion of their sentence,” Cohron said. “If they re-enter (the country), they also face additional penalties.”
The Daily News does not identify victims of alleged sex crimes.