Immigrant living in US illegally admits to sexually assaulting, strangling woman in park

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An immigrant living in the U.S. illegally, who was deported twice before, has admitted to sexually assaulting and then strangling a woman from Jersey City.

Jorge Rios-Doblado, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault related to the death of Carolina Cano, 45, of Jersey City.

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The incident happened in the early morning hours of March 24, 2019 at Lincoln Park. Cano’s body was found in a lake at the park.

If convicted, Rios could face 30 years in prison.

Cano came to the U.S. from Peru and was working as a live-in nanny. On weekends, she lived elsewhere in Jersey City with roommates. Her roommates previously told News 12 that she would often go for Sunday morning runs in Lincoln Park before church.

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