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Convicted Child Molester Indicted on Visa Fraud and False Statements in Immigration Proceedings

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

RALEIGH, N.C. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment yesterday charging a man from Cumberland County, North Carolina, with visa fraud and making false statements in immigration proceedings.

According to the indictment, Roger Rene Diaz-Castellano, 53, a citizen and national of Honduras, knowingly made false statements in his Application for Temporary Protected Status (Form I-821) when he denied having ever committed a crime, when in fact he had committed indecent liberties with a child over a seven-year period between 2010 and 2017.

G. Norman Acker, III, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement. Agents with ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations and Homeland Security Investigations, assigned to the Document Benefit Fraud Task Force, investigated the case as part of Operation False Haven. Operation False Haven is an ongoing initiative designed to identify and prosecute child molesters and other egregious felons who fraudulently obtained immigration benefits.

Updated June 4, 2021