Latino Activist, Who Criticized Trump’s Comments about Mexican Rapists, Arrested for Rape
USED THE WOMAN'S ILLEGAL STATUS TO ATTEMPT TO INTIMIDATE HER INTO SILENCE
From Independent Sentinel:
Utah Latino activist Tony Yapias, a native of Peru, has been charged with rape for assaulting a woman he had a relationship with up until a few weeks ago.
Yapias is reportedly an illegal alien himself originally who supports open borders and who harshly criticized Donald Trump for calling some Mexicans rapists.
Yapias, 50 was charged with one count of rape, a first-degree felony, and one count of evidence tampering, a class A misdemeanor.
He is the director of Proyecto Latino de Utah and he was director of Utah’s Hispanic Affairs Office and has had several Hispanic-affairs radio shows.
Bail was set at $250,000.
Yapias went to the woman’s South Salt Lake home, court documents say — despite her admonition in multiple text messages that he stay away.
He wanted to convince her to continue their four year old relationship.
“You don’t get it,” the woman texted Yapias.
“No I don’t get it,” Yapias responded, the document states. “I”ll be there,” he then said.
A bully, Yapias texted that he was “well aware of the woman’s immigration status,” and he was at a “meeting about immigration with representatives with Washington, D.C..”
He pushed his way into her home when he got there. “The defendant forced the issue and had sexual intercourse with the victim without her consent,” investigators say.