States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|June 30, 2011||
CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER WHO ILLEGALLY REENTERED
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CARLOS DAVID VANEGAS-GOMEZ, 39, a citizen of Guatemala last residing in Stamford, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to 57 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the United States following his removal.
According to court documents and statements made in court, VANEGAS-GOMEZ entered the United States in October 1992 as a Lawful Permanent Resident. In May 2009, VANEGAS-GOMEZ was deported following a 2005 conviction in Connecticut Superior Court for risk of injury to a minor – illegal sexual contact. The charge related to VANEGAS-GOMEZ’s sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl. Approximately six months after his deportation, VANEGAS-GOMEZ illegally reentered the United States.
VANEGAS-GOMEZ was located in Stamford and, on July 19, 2010, he was convicted in the Superior Court at Stamford of failure to register as a sexual offender and his previously imposed state probation was violated. VANEGAS-GOMEZ was sentenced to 25 months of imprisonment and he is currently incarcerated in state custody.
On April 7, 2011, VANEGAS-GOMEZ pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful presence in the United States.
This matter was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deborah Slater.
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