Citizen of Ecuador Admits to Illegally Reentering U.S., Failing to Register as Sex Offender
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ENRIQUE FAJARDO MARIN, 40, a citizen of Ecuador recently residing in Danbury, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to one count of illegally reentering the U.S.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in December 2011, FAJARDO was convicted in Danbury Superior Court of illegal sexual contact with a minor and risk of injury. He was sentenced to 18 years of incarceration, execution suspended after 10 years, with 20 years of probation. FAJARDO also was required to register as a sex offender for a period of 10 years.
On February 5, 2016, after he was released from state custody, FAJARDO was deported from the U.S. to Ecuador.
On June 28, 2017, FAJARDO was arrested in Worcester, Massachusetts. The investigation revealed that FAJARDO illegally reentered the U.S. and had been residing in Danbury since approximately December 2016. FAJARDO also had failed to register as a sex offender in Connecticut.
FAJARDO has been detained since his arrest.
Judge Underhill scheduled sentencing for September 12, 2018, at which time FAJARDO faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.
This matter has been investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the U.S. Marshals Service, with the assistance of Connecticut State Parole. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Slater.