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Brazilian Citizen Previously Convicted of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Minor Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

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

BOSTON – A Brazilian citizen was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for illegally reentering the United States after deportation.

Guilherme Pereira, 27, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to time served (approximately six weeks) and one year of supervised release. In September 2023, Pereira pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien.

Pereira was removed from the United States in August 2018 after he was convicted in Massachusetts state court of one count of indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or older and three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Sometime after his removal, Pereira unlawfully returned to the United States and was arrested in January 2020.

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy and Todd M. Lyons, Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Meghan C. Cleary and Jessica L. Soto of the Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated February 28, 2024