An MS-13 member who stabbed two women and sexually attacked a 2-year-old girl during a five-hour crime spree has pleaded guilty to the charges, prosecutors said.
At a news briefing, Acting Nassau County Police Department Commissioner Thomas Krumpter described Tommy Alvarado-Ventura’s alleged five-hour spree as “probably the most heinous criminal act I’ve ever seen” in 28 years on the job.
“It really is nauseating,” Krumpter said.
Police say the violence began in a Hempstead, New York, home Alvarado-Ventura shares with his girlfriend, her 2-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son, and another tenant who was watching the children while their mother was at work.
“In a few short hours, this defendant committed a series of heinous, violent acts that permanently injured three female victims that he attempted to murder, including a two-year-old child that he sexually brutalized,” Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said in a statement.
“Tommy Alvarado-Ventura is one of the most dangerous and vicious people we have ever seen in Nassau County and everyone is safer with him behind bars for life,” she added.
At some point during the attack, Alvarado-Ventura put his knife in the woman’s mouth and cut her, leaving her with a collapsed lung, a permanent scar and nerve-damaged fingers, the DA’s office said.
After Alvarado-Ventura fled the scene outside the bar, he made his way to his girlfriend’s apartment in Hempstead, where he beat, strangled and sexually assaulted his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter, prosecutors said.
When his girlfriend got to the apartment, he tried to kill her too, beating her and stabbing her arms, hands and neck, according to prosecutors. He was arrested at the scene.
According to NBC NY, Alvarado-Ventura, an admitted member of the notoriously violent El Salvadorian gang MS-13, according to police, was first deported back to El Salvadore in September 2006 and most recently in December 2011. Police did not provide information on the reasons for the four deportations but said at least one was related to prior criminal convictions, which include assault, DWI, drug possession, disorderly conduct and false impersonation.