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Sex Offender Sentenced to Additional Prison Time for Violating Federal Supervised Release

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that HERIBERTO BATIZ, 55, formerly of New Britain and New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden to 10 months of imprisonment for violating the conditions of his federal supervised release.

Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the sentencing occurred via videoconference.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in March 2004, Batiz was sentenced in Hartford federal court to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for trafficking crack cocaine.  He was released from federal prison in July 2011.  While Batiz was on supervised release, he repeatedly sexually abused an 11-year-old girl.

Batiz was convicted in state court of two counts of illegal sexual contact with a minor and, in October 2016, was sentenced to consecutive sentences of seven years of incarceration, followed by five years of special parole.  He is currently in state custody.

Judge Bolden ordered the 10-month federal sentence to run consecutively with Batiz’s state sentence.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Slater.

Updated December 3, 2020

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