Arrested: Sexual predator illegally returns to U. S. after being deported

March 12, 2009 - 4:24 PM

On Tuesday, March 10, officials arrested a convicted sexual predator who had reentered the United States illegally after being deported. The 28-year-old Nicaraguan man was encountered during an enforcement operation being conducted at several warehouses.

This arrest was the result of a collaborative effort between Customs and Border Protection Field Operations and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Investigations.

The suspect was one of several people being interviewed by the officers and agents at a warehouse during which he presented a drivers license, and claimed to be from Puerto Rico. However, he had no knowledge of Puerto Rico and upon further investigation it was determined that the identification he provided was fake. He then said that he had entered the United States without inspection by illegally crossing the border. Further search, using the subject's fingerprints, revealed that he had been convicted in Miami Dade County in 1999 on two counts of lewd and lascivious assault on a child and one count of kidnapping.

The subject served a two year sentence and was then deported. The subject was arrested and CBP Enforcement Officers will pursue prosecution on charges of illegally re-entering the United States after deportation as a criminal alien.

"This week's arrest of a sexual predator exemplifies the ICE/CBP Mobile Enforcement Team's mission to have a DHS united front in protecting public safety here in South Florida," said Anthony V. Mangione, special agent in charge of ICE's Office of Investigations in Miami. "ICE and our DHS partners will continue to collaborate our efforts and use all our resources to identify and arrest these dangerous individuals."

"This is an outstanding example of what we can accomplish when we are united in our efforts to protect the United States. DHS is committed to working together, and our combined efforts have removed a convicted criminal and illegal alien from our community," said Harold Woodward Director of Field Operations for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Miami. ... uerto.html