Previously deported illegal immigrant charged with rape in Shelby Co.

Amancio Betancourt Martinez (Source: Shelby County Jail)
Amancio Betancourt Martinez (Source: Shelby County Jail)(Source: WBRC)
Updated: Jan. 2, 2019 at 2:48 PM CST
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ALABASTER, AL (WBRC) - A Mexican national who was deported from Shelby County in 2015 after being convicted of trafficking cocaine re-entered the country illegally is now charged with raping a young girl in Alabaster.

Court records show Amancio Betancourt Martinez, 27, was picked up by Alabaster detectives November 26 at a Shelby County job site after Alabaster investigators notified Immigration and Customs Enforcement that Martinez was the suspect in the rape of a juvenile female. The federal criminal complaint against Martinez for illegally re-entering the country says he was convicted of trafficking cocaine in Shelby County in 2014 and sentenced to 10 years with 3 years probation. The charging document also says Martinez was convicted of giving false information in 2012.

ICE records show Martinez was deported on or around December 31, 2015, and never applied for permission to re-enter the U.S. Now Alabaster police are charging Martinez with 1st degree rape.

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