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Citizen of Ecuador Sentenced to Prison for 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, announced that RODOLFO BOLIVAR TEPAN, 38, a citizen of Ecuador last residing in Danbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 19 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the U.S. after being deported.

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, he 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.  On November 29, 2017, he pleaded guilty to one count of reentry of a removed alien.

Judge Shea ordered TEPAN’s federal sentence to be served concurrently with his state sentence.

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

Updated February 26, 2018