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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 16, 2018

Brazilian National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry After Deportation

Defendant also facing state charges of sexual assault on a child

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

Josilei DeCastro, a/k/a Marcos Santos, a/k/a Marcos Augusto Dos Santos, 37, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf to six months in prison and one year of supervised release. DeCastro will face deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. In December 2017, DeCastro pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien.

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 by the state on those charges. His state case is pending; his federal sentence will be served concurrent to any state sentence that might be imposed.

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.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Michael Shea, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kenneth G. Shine and David G. Tobin of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

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Updated March 16, 2018