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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 09, 2011

MEXICAN NATIONAL GUILTY OF NOT REGISTERING AS SEX OFFENDER IN EAST TEXAS

    TYLER, Texas – A 49-year-old Mexican National has pleaded guilty for failing to register as a sex offender in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. 
                 
Concepcion Baldelamar pleaded guilty to failure to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie.

                According to information presented in court, in April 2011, Baldelamar was found to be in the United States after having been previously deported to Mexico following a conviction in Camp County, Texas for indecency with a child sexual contact.  Baldelamar failed to register as a sex offender, as required, upon his illegal re-entry to the United States in March 2009.  He was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 2, 2011.

Baldelamar faces up to 10 years in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Tortorice.

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