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District of Connecticut

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Guatemalan National Who Reentered U.S. after Being Deported for Sex Assault Conviction is Sentenced

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DIMAS ESCOBAR, 41, a citizen of Guatemala last residing in New Britain, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 12 months and one day of imprisonment for illegally reentering the U.S. after being deported for a sex assault conviction.

According to court documents and statements made in court, ESCOBAR was admitted to the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident in November 2004.

In October 2011, ESCOBAR was convicted in state court of sexual assault in the second degree and was sentenced to eight years of incarceration, execution suspended after 18 months, and 10 years of probation.  He also was subject to mandatory sex offender registration.

In May 2013, ESCOBAR was deported from the U.S. to Guatemala.

On June 7, 2017, Plainville Police alerted ICE to ESCOBAR’s presence in the U.S.  On June 14, ICE officers arrested ESCOBAR following a traffic stop in New Britain.

ESCOBAR has been detained since his arrest.  On December 21, 2017, he pleaded guilty to one count of reentry of a removed alien.

Judge Thompson ordered the sentence to run concurrently with a two-year state sentence that ESCOBAR is currently serving for a probation violation.

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 March 15, 2018