To be deported upon release
A CHILD rapist will be spending a few more years behind bars on Guam before being deported to the Philippines.
Carlo Alfred Tenorio Borja appeared for a sentencing hearing yesterday in Superior Court where he was ordered to serve 15 years at the Department of Corrections. Borja received credit for time served and has less than nine months left behind bars since he has been incarcerated for six and a half years.
As ordered by Judge Anita Sukola, Borja is required to register as a Level 1 sex offender, which means he will remain in the Guam Sex Offender Registry for life.
Borja was sentenced without the possibility of parole. However, the judge indicated it would be at the discretion of the parole services division upon completing 75 percent of his term.
As a Philippine immigrant, Borja would be picked up by immigration officials immediately upon release so he could be deported.
The judge also ordered that Borja stay away from the victim and their families. Borja is also not allowed to have any minors under his care or custody without the supervision of an adult.
The 32-year-old pled guilty in June to felony first degree criminal sexual conduct. Borja’s crime involved the abduction and rape of a 9-year-old girl in Oct. 12, 2005.
There were six court cases with a total of 27 charges against Borja, stemming from alleged crimes between July 2005 and February 2006. But as part of a plea agreement, the government moved to dismiss the other charges.
Besides rape and kidnapping, Borja was accused of terrorizing, child abuse, assault, harassment, and indecent exposure.
As Borja was given a chance to speak before being sentenced, he wanted to address the victim, though she wasn’t present in court.
“I’ve waited more than six years to tell her this, that I am truly sorry and not a day has gone by that I regret it,” he began. “This is something that I carry with me for the rest of my life. ... I wish the things that happened didn’t happen. I could’ve stopped myself.”
As he expressed his apologies, Borja spoke of high hopes for the victim.
“I have no greater hope than for her to be happy on this day, that she’s a normal kid going to school. As God loves me and as God loves her, I love her, too, as a sister.”
Assistant Attorney General Basil O’Mallan, chief prosecutor for the case, expressed satisfaction with Borja’s sentencing, noting that Borja would not step foot in the local community even upon release.
“I am satisfied with the resolution of this old case,” he stated. “Although there is a possibility he could have served longer, it is a good balance of keeping this dangerous pedophile off the streets of Guam until he can be deported. He will serve his full term and never be able to walk free on Guam again.”
To be deported upon release