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Mexican National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry, failure to register as a sex offender

October 18, 2013

SHREVEPORT, La. United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that Carlos Galvan-Lopez, 43, of Mexico, was sentenced on October 3, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Maurice Hicks, Jr., to 50 months in prison for illegally re-entering the United States and failing to register as a sex offender.  The defendant is subject to deportation upon release.  He pleaded guilty on June 3, 2013.

According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, the Hidalgo, Texas, Sheriff’s Office arrested Galvan-Lopez on December 18, 1995 for aggravated sexual assault.  He served time in prison and was deported on December 21, 2010.  He was arrested in Shreveport at his place of employment on April 19, 2013, after it was discovered that he had illegally returned to the United States and had not registered as a sex offender.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Marshals Service conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth D. Reeg prosecuted the case.

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