Federal indictment filed on Worthington man

June 22, 2011


By: Justine Wettschreck, Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man arrested last month in Jackson County has now been indicted in federal court for entering the United States illegally after being deported as a criminal.

The indictment states Oscar Turcios-Rivera, 48, also known as Oscar de Jesus Correa and Oscar Rene Turcios, 50, has twice been arrested and removed from the United States.

In March 1991, he was convicted of an aggravated felony in the state of California for lewd acts upon a child.

Turcios-Rivera was sentenced to six years incarceration and removed from the country at the Calexico, Calif., port of entry on Feb. 24, 1994.

In March 1998, he was removed again from the country at the El Paso, Texas, port of entry.

According to an order of detention filed Tuesday through the District of Minnesota federal court, Turcios-Rivera was last in Mexico in January of this year.

“The recency of his contact with his home country indicates that he has ongoing, viable family ties to Mexico and flight to Mexico might therefore be more easily accomplished for this defendant,