Boston - A Mexican national, who was previously deported, was sentenced today for illegally reentering the United States.
Rogelio Armando Contreras Frias, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV to 46 months in prison. At the conclusion of the incarcerated portion of his sentence, it is anticipated that Contreras Frias will again be deported. In May 2012, Contreras Frias pleaded guilty to illegal re-entry of a deported alien.
In August 2011, Contreras Frias was arrested in Webster, Mass. for failing to register as a sex offender. A check based upon his fingerprints indicated that Contreras Frias had been deported previously. Upon learning this, the arresting officers notified ICE agents whose further investigation revealed that in 2000, Contreras Frias was convicted in California of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor under the age of 14. He was deported to Mexico in 2003 after serving a three year sentence for that offense. Following that deportation, Contreras Frias returned to the United States.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Bruce Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cory Flashner and Special Assistant United States Attorney Yeora Park of Ortiz’s Worcester Branch Office.