Raleigh man brought from NJ on charges of raping 13-year-old four times

Mario Sigfredo Deras-Lopez
Mario Sigfredo Deras-Lopez CCBI

A 29-year-old man who lives in Raleigh faces four charges of raping a 13-year-old girl earlier this year and one charge of taking indecent liberties with a child.

Mario Sigfredo Deras-Lopez, who gave his address as Field Cross Court, was jailed in Wake County on Sunday on warrants that Raleigh police swore out Sept. 5.

Police said Deras-Lopez had been arrested in Ocean County, New Jersey, and extradited to North Carolina.

The warrants said the rapes happened between April 1 and Sept. 4. The charge is for rape with a girl under 15, and police said the girl was 13.

A magistrate set Deras-Lopez’s bail at $3 million pending a court hearing.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials filed a request for Deras-Lopez to be held for 48 hours for them to take into custody if he is going to be released at any time.

Deras-Lopez is listed as having been born in El Salvador.

The request form says “statements made by the alien to an immigration officer and/or other reliable evidence” indicate “the alien” “lacks immigration status or notwithstanding such status is removable under U.S. immigration law.”

Detainer requests are made using a form that gives four possible reasons to ask for someone to be held for ICE.

Ron Gallagher 919-829-4572 @RPGKT