By Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner
In a report that has national implications, almost half of the illegal immigrants held in Oregon jails in May faced serious sex crimes including rape, abuse and sodomy.
Of 969 illegals held in jail for that one month, 461 have been charged with the three sex crimes.
A majority are being held in Portland and Salem area jails, according to the report from immigration expert David Olen Cross, whose report is based on statistics from Oregon's Department Corrections and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers.
Most, over 83 percent, were from Mexico, according to Cross.