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Brazilian National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry After Deportation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant also facing state charges of sexual assault on a child

BOSTON - A Brazilian national pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to a federal immigration crime.

Josilei DeCastro, a/k/a Marcos Santos, a/k/a Marcos Augusto Dos Santos, 37, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien. U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf scheduled sentencing for Feb. 27, 2018. 

In May 2016, DeCastro was arrested and charged in state court with multiple counts of sexual assault on a nine-year-old child. In July 2016, DeCastro was indicted on those charges, and his case is scheduled for trial in January 2018.

On Dec. 9, 2016, while held on the aforementioned state charges, DeCastro was encountered by law enforcement officers at the Middlesex House of Corrections and determined to be illegally present in the United States. DeCastro was previously deported on July 17, 2000.

DeCastro faces a sentence of no greater than two years in prison, one year of supervised release, a fine of $250,000 and will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Michael Shea, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

Updated December 12, 2017