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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Mexican man charged for illegally re-entering the United States

Abel Arturo Valdez-Parra, 35, of Mexico, was charged with illegal re-entry into the United States, said U.S. Attorney Carole S. Rendon.


Valdez-Parra was found in Ohio on Dec. 5, 2016, after having been removed from the U.S. in 2008, according to court documents.


If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.


The investigating agency in this case is the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection in Sandusky. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Freeman.


An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated January 10, 2017