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A teardrop-tattooed 22-year-old is in custody and 11 illegal aliens are on their way to possibly being deported after police executed a search warrant at the suspected ground zero of a pedophilic gang rape in Bemidji, Minnesota.
The Bemidji Police Department noted in a statement Thursday that it received an assault complaint on Sept. 23 from the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center's emergency department. An 11-year-old girl who had been brought to the clinic with grievous injuries indicated that she had been molested.
According to the BPD, officers were left with several possible addresses where the alleged rape might have occurred after speaking to the adults who brought the girl to the clinic's emergency department.
Detectives and other members of law enforcement ultimately determined that 1821 America Court NW in Bemidji, an unassuming one-story house on a dead-end road, was where the girl had been victimized.
The victim said that Fairbanks "wanted to go to a party."
Fairbanks allegedly prompted the victim to get into the "Mexican guys'" car. A bag was then placed over their heads for the duration of the drive to 1821 America Court NW.
The charging documents indicate further that at the destination, the victim was stripped and tied up in a room along with two other girls.
Fairbanks allegedly cajoled her to consume alcohol before tying a rope around the 11-year-old girl's neck, which caused her to bleed.
During the nightmarish ordeal, one of the other female victims was reportedly rendered "bloody and unconscious," then dumped in a closet.
The 11-year-old, meanwhile, was reportedly raped by the "four Mexican men present," including one individual who reportedly went by "Panda" and had "lots of tattoos," including a teardrop on his face — often a nonverbal boast of having killed someone or spent time in prison.
When another victim attempted to help the 11-year-old escape by untying her, the charging documents suggested the illegal alien known as Panda threw her down the stairs.
When police executed a search warrant late last month, they found 22-year-old Oscar Ernesto Luna inside. Police suspect that Luna and "Panda" are one and the same, since his unique facial tattoos and piercings match the victim's description.
Luna was arrested on a warrant from Hennepin County and charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, the maximum sentence for which is 30 years in prison. Luna, previously charged with a DUI in July, was thrown into the Beltrami County Jail on Sept. 26. According to the jail, Luna has been specifically charged with rape of a minor.
The alleged rapist consented to providing a DNA sample to police, claimed he was an American, and denied any wrongdoing.
Inside the house, police also found numerous other individuals, eleven of whom were taken by U.S. Border Patrol to be processed as illegal aliens.
BPP Chief Mike Mastin told KVLY-TV that no additional arrests have been made in the case, noting he could not provide insights into whether police are looking for more suspects as it is an active investigation.
Bemidji Police Capt. David LaZella noted the other victims have not yet been identified, reported KFGO.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection indicated that it has arrested 12,659 illegal aliens with one or more previous criminal conviction so far this fiscal year; 253 of the foreign nationals' criminal convictions were for sexual offenses; 24 were for murder; 1,049 were for assault, battery, and/or domestic violence.
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Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News.