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Press Release

Illegal Alien Pleads Guilty to Illegally Reentering the U.S.

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

NORFOLK, Va. – A Honduran citizen who is currently charged in state court with alleged sex offenses against a minor pleaded guilty today to illegally reentering the United States.

“Calix-Cruz has been deported at taxpayer expense on multiple occasions,” said U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger. “Additionally, he has been charged in state court with allegations of committing serious sex offenses against a minor. This prosecution and guilty plea show that the United States will continue to hold accountable those who disregard our nation’s borders and laws.”

According to court documents, Juviny Calix-Cruz, 42, originally illegally entered the United States in 2005. He was first removed from the country at taxpayer expense in June 2012, and again removed in July 2012 after he illegally reentered the country. He was next encountered by law enforcement authorities in the City of Norfolk in 2019, when he was arrested and later indicted by a state grand jury for forcible sodomy of a victim under the age of 13 years-old and taking indecent liberties with a child by a person in a custodial or supervisory relationship.

“This individual not only disregarded the nation’s immigration laws, but also committed criminal acts against an innocent child while in the country illegally,” said Lyle A. Boelens, Acting Field Office Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Washington, D.C. “ICE will continue to target convicted criminal aliens like Calix-Cruz for arrest, prosecution and removal from the United States.”

Calix-Cruz pleaded guilty to illegal reentry by a removed alien and faces a maximum penalty of two years in prison when sentenced on September 6. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Michael K. Lamonea, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Norfolk, made the announcement after U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Miller accepted the plea. Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel P. Shean is prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:19-cr-60.


Joshua Stueve
Director of Communications

Updated May 14, 2019