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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Previously Removed Alien Sentenced for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

Acting United States Attorney Robert C. Stuart announced that Wilson Secadia-Garcia, a national of Guatemala, was sentenced on January 23, 2018, in Lincoln, Nebraska, by United States District Senior Judge Richard G. Kopf, to 41 months imprisonment for reentry of a removed alien after an aggravated felony conviction and for failure to register as a sex offender.


Secadia-Garcia was previously removed from the United States on multiple occasions since 2002.  In 2009, he was convicted in Lancaster County, Nebraska, of sexual exploitation of a minor, an aggravated felony that carries with it a 25-year requirement to register as a sex offender under state law.  After the Lancaster County conviction, Secadia-Garcia was again removed from the United States to Guatemala.   Secadia-Garcia illegally reentered the United States, and was arrested on May 22, 2017, in Lincoln, Nebraska.


This case was investigated by the United States Marshal Service Metro Fugitive Task Force and the Department of Homeland Security.

Updated January 26, 2018