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Mexican National Charged for Failure to Register or Update His Registration as Sex Offender

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

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment today against Jose Reyes-Delgado, 57, a Mexican national residing in Fresno, charging him with failure to register or update his registration as a sex offender, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, from April 2018 until March 2019, Reyes-Delgado was present in the State of California but failed to register as a sex offender as required by law. Reyes-Delgado was previously convicted in 1989 in California for lewd conduct with a child under 16, at which time he acquired his registration requirement.

This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service, and ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura D. Withers is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Reyes-Delgado faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated April 4, 2019

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