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El Salvador Citizen Sentenced for Reentry of Deported Alien

October 1, 2012

BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on October 1, 2012, Carlos Ernesto Guerrero-Gutierrez, 29, of El Salvador, pleaded guilty and was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Patrick A. Conmy on a charge of reentry of deported alien.

Judge Conmy sentenced Guerrero-Gutierrez to serve two years and three months in federal prison.

On July 2, 2012, Guerrero-Gutierrez was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation near Watford City, N.D. U.S. Border Patrol officials discovered that Guerrero-Gutierrez was a citizen of El Salvador and in the United States illegally. Guerrero-Gutierrez had been convicted of sexual battery in
Oklahoma state court in August 2003, and was deported from the United States on September 5, 2003. He illegally re-entered the United States and was again deported from the United States on December 18, 2008.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Border Patrol and the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Hagler prosecuted the case.







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