BOSTON (AP) — A man deported to Guatemala a decade ago before he could be arraigned on child rape charges in Massachusetts is back in jail after returning to the United States.
Rony Vasquez pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday in Boston to charges he raped an 11-year-old girl. He is being held on $100,000 bail. His attorney declined to comment.
Prosecutors say the 42-year-old Vasquez was living in Chelsea in 2006 when police caught him with the girl in a car in a Revere park.
He was indicted on four counts of child rape at the time but was deported by federal authorities before his arraignment.
He was arrested in Houston last week while trying to re-enter the U.S. from Guatemala.