On September 3, 2023, the Irving Police Department arrested 22-year-old Jose Joel Espino-Rivas on serious charges of aggravated sexual assault, domestic violence, and unlawful restraint. The arrest has drawn further attention as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has requested an immigration hold on the suspect.
According to the Irving Police Department, officers took Espino-Rivas into custody at 2:32 pm on September 3 after responding to a call for help from a residence in Irving. The alleged incidents are said to have occurred within a domestic setting, further underscoring the severity of the charges.
Espino-Rivas was booked into the Irving City Jail, where he remains in custody pending legal proceedings. His bond has been set at $50k.