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Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant previously convicted of assaulting a pregnant woman

BOSTON – A Honduran national was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for illegal reentry.

Oscar Elvir Carcamo was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris to eight months in prison and one year of supervised release. Upon completion of his sentence, Carcamo will be placed into removal proceedings and deported to Honduras. Carcamo was indicted in September 2019 and pleaded guilty in March 2020.

Carcamo was first encountered by immigration officials in 2004 at the Texas border and determined to be illegally present in the United States. Carcamo was placed into removal proceedings and deported on Oct. 29, 2004. Carcamo illegally reentered the United States on two occasions in 2008, was prosecuted in the Southern District of Texas and then deported.

Sometime after his 2008 removal, Carcamo illegally reentered the United States and was arrested on Jan. 1, 2015 in Framingham and charged with assault and battery on a pregnant woman. Carcamo appeared in the Framingham District Court, posted bail and was released. At that time, ICE was not notified and the case went into default.  

On Jan. 31, 2019, Carcamo was arrested in Framingham and charged with domestic assault and battery. Carcamo appeared in Framingham District Court, posted bail and was released. ICE, who had lodged a detainer, was not notified. 

On July 15, 2019, Carcamo was arrested in Framingham and charged with breaking and entering. Carcamo appeared in Framingham District Court and was ordered held on bail. While in custody, ICE interviewed Carcamo and determined that he was illegally present in the United States. In November 2019, Carcamo was convicted of assault and battery on a pregnant person and sentenced to one year in state prison. Upon completion of his sentence, Carcamo was transferred into federal custody to await resolution of the federal charges of illegal reentry. Carcamo has been in federal custody since March 2020.

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

Updated June 11, 2020