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Friday, October 12, 2018

Guatemalan National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry After Deportation

BOSTON - A Guatemalan national pleaded guilty and was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for illegally reentering the United States after being deported.  

Cesar Humberto Perez-Diaz, 48, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien before U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin, who sentenced Perez-Diaz to six months in prison and one year of supervised release. Perez-Diaz will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion his sentence.

On July 31, 2018, the Lynn Police Department arrested Perez-Diaz and charged him with enticement of a child under 16 years old. Perez-Diaz was arraigned in the Lynn District court and ordered detained without bail. Immigration officials encountered Perez-Diaz at the Essex House of Corrections and determined that he was illegally present in the United States having been deported on two previous occasions.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Todd M. Lyons, Acting Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated October 12, 2018