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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 16, 2013

Illegal Alien Sentenced To 24 Months For Unlawfully Reentering U.S. Following Prior Deportation And Conviction For Aggravated Sexual Battery

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – William Orlando Contreras-Barrera, 32, an illegal alien of Guatemala, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally reentering the United States after previously being removed following a conviction for an aggravated felony.

Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and John Torres, Special Agent in Charge, United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Washington, D.C., made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Anthony J. Trenga.

On May 9, 2013, Contreras-Barrera was found guilty of illegally re-entering the United States.  According to court documents, Contreras-Barrera is a citizen of Guatemala who has unlawfully entered the United States on at least two occasions.  In August 2009, Contreras-Barrera was convicted of aggravated sexual battery in Arlington, Virginia and was subsequently deported to Guatemala.

This case was investigated by HSI and Special Assistant United States Attorneys John Sinfelt and Sarah Devlin prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.justice.gov/usao/vae. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on https://pcl.uscourts.gov.

Updated March 18, 2015