By WSAZ News Staff | Posted: Wed 5:59 PM, Dec 28, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Mexican national pleaded guilty Wednesday to an immigration crime, according to information from U.S. Attorney Carol Casto.

Adan Zamudio-Escalante, also known as Victor Giron, 39, entered his guilty plea to illegally reentering the United States after having previously been removed from the United States two different times.

Zamudio-Escalante admitted that he had twice been convicted of the federal crime of illegally reentering the United States. The first conviction happened on April 1, 2005, in Texas. After that conviction, Zamudio-Escalante was removed from the United States to his home country of Mexico. Zamudio-Escalante then illegally reentered the United States. He was convicted for a second time of illegally reentering the United States on January 6, 2010, in West Virginia, and was again removed from the United States.

Zamudio-Escalante was subsequently found in Charleston by Department of Homeland Security agents on Sept. 20, 2016, having illegally reentered the United States for a third time.

Zamudio-Escalante faces up to 10 years in federal prison when he is sentenced Feb. 13. He is also subject to removal proceedings at the conclusion of the case.