COVINGTON, KY. — The U.S. Attorney’s Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) jointly announced today that an illegal alien, previously convicted of an aggravated felony, was sentenced yesterday to 71 months in prison for illegally entering the U.S. a second time.
Jose Antonio Gonzalez-Meija 29, was discovered as an illegal alien after he was serving time in the Carroll County Detention Center in July of 2011. Gonzalez-Meija’s previous conviction of rape in Henry County, Ky. in 2006 enhanced the federal prison sentence he received yesterday. He was deported in 2008 and admitted that he did not apply for admission into the U.S.
The investigation was conducted by ICE. The U.S. Attorney’s Office was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dave Marye.
Gonzalez-Meija will have to serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence.