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Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant previously deported on two prior occasions

BOSTON – A Honduran national residing in Fall River was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for illegal reentry. The defendant was previously convicted on state charges of three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child as well as assault and disorderly conduct.

Rudy Osorto Bonilla, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to time served (approximately eight months in prison) and three years of supervised release. Osorto will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. On Oct. 14, 2021, Osorto Bonilla pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien.

In 2003 Osorto Bonilla, who was illegally present in the United States, was convicted in the Fall River District Court with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child. Osorto Bonilla was subsequently placed into removal proceedings and in March 2004, was deported to Honduras.

Sometime after this 2004 removal, Osorto Bonilla illegally returned to the United States. In June 2010, Osorto Bonilla arrested and later convicted in Maryland state court of assault and disorderly conduct. Following this conviction, Osorto Bonilla was charged and convicted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland of illegal reentry and sentenced to 15 months in prison. Following completion of his sentence, Osorto Bonilla was placed into removal proceedings and was deported to his native country of Honduras in July 2011.

Sometime after this second removal, Osorto Bonilla again illegally returned to the United States and in June 2021 was arrested in Fall River by federal agents. His previous Order of Removal was reinstated, and his case was referred to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston for prosecution.

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

Updated February 11, 2022