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Child Molestation Suspect Had DREAMer Amnesty

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A California camp counselor charged with child molestation may have been the focus of a federal investigation for months before his arrest – but was able to keep his work permit through the Obama administration’s DACA program. 27-year old Edgar Covarrubias-Padilla was arrested in early May on child pornography charges and recently additional charges have been filed against him. KPIX-TV reports, prosecutors filed additional charges against Covarrubias-Padilla last week, including committing a lewd and lascivious act on a child under the age of 14 and production and distribution of child pornography. Covarrubias-Padilla was a counselor at Walden West Science Camp for fifth and sixth-grade students. Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) wants to know whether administrators of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows undocumented children brought to the U.S. to avoid deportation and retain a work permit, knew of the criminal investigation months before the arrest. In a letter, Grassley, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, tells Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson that officials may have known for some time that Covarrubias-Padilla was the subject of a federal investigation into child exploitation. “The Committee has received reports that on November 17, 2014, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) placed a note in Mr. Covarrubias-Padilla’s record that indicated that he was part of an ongoing investigation for exploiting children and distributing child pornography. Mr. Covarrubias-Padilla has been employed at the camp for the last two years. These allegations are deeply troubling because, if true, they suggest that DHS was aware for months or years that Mr. Covarrubias-Padilla posed a public safety threat to the children he was monitoring, yet took no action to revoke his DACA authorization,” the letter says. KPIX reports, the family of a 10-year-old who attended Walden West has filed a claim against the Santa Clara County Office of Education, which hired Covarrubias-Padilla as the night manager at the camp. CBS San Francisco: South Bay Camp Child Molestation Suspect Known As ‘Papa Bear’ Investigated By Feds For Months, Had Deportation Amnesty http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/05/22/south-bay-camp-counselor-arrested-for-child-pornography-was-previously-focus-of-federal-investigation/ Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) Letter To Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson http://www.grassley.senate.gov/sites/default/files/judiciary/upload/2015-05-20%20CEG%20to%20DHS%20(Edgar%20Covarrubias-Padilla%20DACA).pdf CNS News: Child Molestation Suspect Had DREAMer Amnesty http://cnsnews.com/blog/eric-scheiner/child-molestation-suspect-had-daca-amnesty-despite-investigation