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Teenage stowaway will go back, INS says

Published Oct. 9, 2005

He's not "Guillermo Rosales." He's not 13. He's not an orphan. And he's not staying in the United States, at least not if the INS has its way. Juan Carlos Guzman, 16, has admitted he lied about his identity in hopes of staying in this country after he stowed away in the wheel well of a jet from Cali, Colombia, to Miami. Authorities aren't too sure about the stowaway part either, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service says he has to go. "The stuff he said about his family, his name and his age, none of that is accurate," said Walter Cadman, local INS director. "Given the fact that other things haven't panned out, we don't know how he really got here." Skepticism about his story had grown steadily since his arrival June 4. Last week, he admitted he had lied about his identity. Tuesday, his mother told NBC she wants her son to stay in the United States. Jairo Lozano, brother of the Miami police officer acquitted in a controversial killing, wants to adopt him. But, said Cadman, "He can't stay here because he has a family in Colombia."

Rape suspect knew

of HIV, officers say

MIAMI _ Ignacio A. Perea Jr. kidnapped three boys and raped them, authorities say. They've charged him with attempted murder because, they say, he knew he was infected with the virus that causes AIDS. Perea is accused of snatching the boys off the street, blindfolding them and driving them to a warehouse or private home where they were assaulted by Perea and an accomplice who has not been found. Perea had a receipt for T-cell testing, records show. T-cell testing is used after a diagnosis of HIV. A prosecutor declined to say whether the boys, two 11-year-olds and one 13 at the time of the 1991 attacks, have tested positive for HIV.