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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Illegal Alien Indicted For Reentering The United States And For Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

Orlando, Florida – A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Ramon Lopez-Alvarado (58), a citizen of Mexico, with illegally reentering the United States after deportation and failing to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on the reentry count and up to 10 years in federal prison on the failure to register count. 

According to the indictment, Lopez-Alvarado, an illegal alien, was previously convicted for committing a lewd act on a child and for failing to register as a sex offender. He was removed from the United States in 2013 and, on March 17, 2018, was found to be back in the United States without permission. Upon returning to the United States from Mexico, Lopez-Alvarado also failed to register as a sex offender and keep his registration current as required by SORNA.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has violated one or more of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations and the U.S. Marshals Service. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kara M. Wick.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Project Safe Childhood
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Updated April 17, 2018