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Citizen of Ecuador Pleads Guilty to Reentering U.S. after Being Deported

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that RODOLFO BOLIVAR TEPAN, 38, a citizen of Ecuador last residing in Danbury, pleaded guilty yesterday in Hartford federal court to one count of reentry of a removed alien.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in February 2016, TEPAN was sentenced in Danbury Superior Court to 10 years of incarceration, execution suspended, and five years of probation, for risk of injury to a minor.  In October 2016, TEPAN was deported from the U.S. to Ecuador.

TEPAN illegally reentered the U.S. and, on May 12, 2017, was arrested by Danbury Police for failure to register as a sex offender.  He was convicted of the offense and, on July 28, was sentenced in state court to 18 months of incarceration.  TEPAN has been detained since his arrest.

The charge of illegal reentry carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.  TEPAN is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea on February 26, 2018.

This investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Slater.

Updated November 30, 2017