Previously deported illegal immigrant sentenced to 20 years in prison for kidnapping woman

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A previously deported Honduran national was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison for kidnapping his ex-girlfriend, in which said kidnapping was an effort to kill the victim – which luckily the victim was able to escape before the plot could come to fruition. 

On February 23rd of 2021, 38-year-old Luis Analberto Pineda-Anchecta was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with deportation proceedings slated for after the completion of his sentence. 

Pineda-Anchecta had been awaiting sentencing since June of 2020, after he was convicted of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and threatening to kill her on May 21st, 2019. 

The events leading up to the kidnapping started back on May 15th, 2019, according to prosecutors.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department had arrested Pineda-Anchecta on May 15th, 2019 under charges of assault and communicating threats against his girlfriend. 

Roughly two days after his arrest, Pineda-Anchecta bonded out of jail. 

Then, on the evening of May 21st, 2019, Pineda-Anchecta and one other masked assailant abducted his ex-girlfriend as she was walking to her vehicle at her apartment complex in Charlotte.

Pineda-Anchecta grabbed her arm, stuffed a rag into her mouth, and used some sort of a cord or rope to wrap around her head to keep the rag secured in her mouth. 

Pineda-Anchecta and the other assailant then forced the woman into the passenger seat of a vehicle, with Pineda-Anchecta telling the victim: 

“I love you and I’m going to kill you.”

The second assailant was said to have not joined Pineda-Anchecta in the vehicle once the victim was secured in there, and Pineda-Anchecta began to drive himself and the victim to a wooded area off of the Lancaster Highway. 

While keeping a firm grip on the cord/rope bound on the woman’s face, Pineda-Anchecta dragged the victim into the woods – an area that Pineda-Anchecta was reportedly familiar with, as he’d previously gone fishing in the area before. 

A struggle ensued at some point, with the victim eventually being able to escape and make her way back to the highway where she was able to flag down some drivers who offered to help her. 

The victim later informed police that it was Pineda-Anchecta who was responsible for kidnapping her, and police later found a spool of plastic rope and the victim’s cell phone inside Pineda-Anchecta’s vehicle after executing a search warrant. 

Following a two-day trial, Pineda-Anchecta was convicted of kidnapping on June 23rd of 2020. 

When handing down Pineda-Anchecta’s sentence, U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad Jr described the incident as, “a series of violent acts between the defendant and victim that escalated over time and culminated into this offense.”

But what resulted in the enhanced sentencing for the kidnapping conviction, according to Judge Conrad, was that “this was not a mere kidnapping, but that the defendant intended to kill the victim.”

According to the Justice Department, Pineda-Anchecta is illegally present within the United States and that he’d already once been convicted of illegal reentry by a deported alien where he’d served seven months for said previous conviction. 

Pineda-Anchecta is currently in federal custody and is awaiting transfer to a federal Bureau of Prisons facility, once a facility location is determined.

Upon completion of his sentence, Pineda-Anchecta will then be subject to a formal deportation proceeding.

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Speaking of immigration-related issues and illegal reentries, a previous deported sex offender was one of many illegal immigrants apprehended earlier in February in Texas. 

Here’s that previous report. 

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TEXAS – In early February, Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted two human smuggling events.

Agents arrested 138 migrants who were attempting to illegally cross the border into the United States. Among those migrants, a previously deported sex offender was discovered.

Laredo Sector Chief Patrol Agent Matthew Hudak tweeted photos taken of the two human smuggling attempts that were disrupted by Border Patrol agents at interior immigration checkpoints. 

The photos show the 138 migrants crammed into the trailers in unsafe conditions.

Despite being packed shoulder-to-shoulder in the trailer with little air ventilation, none of the migrants can be seen wearing masks or any other PPE to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Breitbart reported.

At this time, no further details about the sex offender’s criminal history were available in the tweet. Additionally, officials have not yet disclosed information about the nationalities of the 138 apprehended migrants. 

This is not the first time a convicted and deported sex offender has attempted to gain re-entry into the United States in recent weeks. Law Enforcement Today reported that on January 28th, Del Rio Station Border Patrol agents encountered a migrant who illegally crossed the border from Mexico into Texas.

The migrant, since identified as 39-year-old Eduardo Bernal-Nava, a citizen of Mexico, had been previously arrested in 2015 for continuous sexual abuse of a child and lewd acts with a child.

Since President Biden took office, immigrants have considered the United States an open door, and have admitted to the fact that they are going to be attempting to enter this country in droves. 

This has created situations that put America and American’s at risk. Law Enforcement Today has recently reported that a newly released bombshell report has revealed that terrorists are exploiting weak borders to try and infiltrate the United States and wage war.

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