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Fort Carson rape suspect among 3 detainees who escaped from Aurora ICE facility

Posted at 2:47 PM, Jun 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 20:26:24-04

DENVER — A suspect in a Fort Carson rape case has been identified as one of three detainees who escaped from the immigration detention facility in Aurora, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced Monday.

Amilcar Aguilar-Hernandez, 23, from El Salvador, has a criminal conviction for felony trespassing; and he is currently a suspect in a rape case in Fort Carson, read an ICE statement.

The other two detainees — Douglas Amaya-Arriaga, 18, and Carlos Perez-Rodriguez, 18 — are from Honduras and have no criminal history, the agency said.

The three men escaped from the immigration detention facility in Aurora around noon Sunday. ICE officials said the detainees escaped by scaling a 15-foot chain link fence and then a wall in the recreation area.

The three federal fugitives remain at large, the statement read.

The Contact7 Investigators learned, and confirmed with Aurora police, that employees from ICE called the Aurora Police Department at 12:12 p.m. Sunday about the escape. Police officers did not respond to search for the escapees until 12:47.

An APD spokesman told Contact7 that officers in the department were tied up on a situation where 15 people were reported to be fighting. At that scene, a police officer was injured, the spokesman said. Other officers were assisting in a different call about a possible structure fire at the time ICE called about the escapees.

Aurora Police searched the area near the holding facility, located at 3130 North Oakland Street, but did not respond to the facility's address, Contact7 learned. A spokesman from the Aurora Police Department did not dispute this.