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Citizen of Peru Sentenced to Prison for Illegally 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 CESAR RUBEN YLLESCAS, 45, a citizen of Peru last residing in Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 10 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the U.S. after being deported.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on August 1, 2014, Yllescas was arrested by Hartford Police for possession of narcotics.  On December 21, 2015, he pleaded guilty in state court to the drug offense and to a charge of failing to appear for a related court appearance.  Yllescas served approximately six months of imprisonment and was removed to Peru in June 2016.

Yllescas was arrested on May 8, 2019, in Hartford, and has been detained since his arrest.  On September 11, he pleaded guilty to illegal reentry.

This matter was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret M. Donovan.

Updated December 4, 2019