El Salvador Citizen Sentenced for Reentry of Deported Alien
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 Sheriffâ€™s Department.
Assistant U.S. Attorney David Hagler prosecuted the case.