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Honduran National Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Reentering the U.S.

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

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHRISTIAN JAVIER AMAYA-AGUILAR, 27, a citizen of Honduras last residing in Danbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sarala V. Nagala in Hartford to 14 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the United States after being deported.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Amaya-Aguilar illegally entered the U.S. in 2013.  He settled in Connecticut and, in 2016, was arrested by Danbury Police for first-degree sexual assault.  He pleaded guilty to the offense, received a sentence of five years of incarceration and 10 years of special parole, and was deported to Honduras in July 2021.

Amaya-Aguilar illegally reentered the U.S. and, on July 2, 2023, was arrested by Danbury Police for breach of peace and assault offenses.  He has been detained since his state arrest.

On November 27, 2023, Amaya-Aguilar pleaded guilty in federal court 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 Sean P. Mahard.

Updated February 26, 2024