Mexican Sex Offender Sentenced for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Bernardo Williams-Jauraqui was sentenced in federal court in Omaha for failing to register as a sex offender. The Honorable Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Williams-Jauraqui to 21 months in prison. After his release from prison Williams-Jauraqui will begin a 5 year term of supervised release.
Bernardo Williams-Jauraqui was convicted on March 15, 2005, of Third Degree Sexual Assault in Douglas County, Nebraska. After sentencing, he was released to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation. Before he was deported, he signed his Nebraska Notification of Sex Offender Registration Responsibilities Form acknowledging his requirement to register as a sex offender until 2020. Williams-Jauraqui was deported to Mexico in December 2005, April 2006 and again in April 2008.
Bernardo Williams-Jauraqui was convicted in September 2007 for failing to register as a sex offender. He was then using the alias Jesus Salas.
On September 26, 2011, Bernardo Williams-Jauraqui was arrested by the Ralston Police Department for Driving Under Suspension. He was using the alias Ebaristo Casanova-Iniguez. Investigation by the United States Marshals Service determined that Williams-Jauraqui was working for a construction company under the name Moises Medina.
Bernardo Williams-Jauraqui had not registered his residence or employment with the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry upon returning to Nebraska. The Marshals Service obtained a complaint and warrant, but Williams-Jauraqui left Nebraska.
On February 1, 2013, Bernardo Williams-Jauraqui was arrested near Nogales, Arizona attempting to illegally enter the United States. He was interviewed by Deputies of the United States Marshals Service on February 5, 2013. He admitted that he was convicted of Third Degree Sexual Assault, was deported and returned to the United States. He admitted working at King Contracting in Lincoln from 2009-2011. He left upon learning that the Marshals Service was investigating him and returned to Mexico. He further acknowledged signing the Sex Offender Responsibilities Form and indicated he was aware of his duty to register as a sex offender.
The case was prosecuted as a part of Project Safe Childhood. Project Safe Childhood is an initiative of the United States Department of Justice designed to protect children from individuals who would exploit them online or offline and includes individuals who travel in interstate commerce and fail to register as sex offenders as required by law. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.