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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Illegal Aliens Sentenced in Federal Court for Illegal Re-entry

Columbia, South Carolina---- United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated today that the following defendants were sentenced in federal court after previously entering guilty pleas for Reentry of a Removed Alien:

Juan Arturo Ramirez-Rojo,  age 39, of Columbia, South Carolina;

Mario Almarez-Juarez, age 24, of Leesville, South Carolina;

Hugo Rolando Canenguez-Montes, age 37, of Rock Hill, South Carolina; and,

Carmen Flores-Bautista, age 39, of Columbia, South Carolina.

United States District Judge J. Michelle Childs sentenced all of the defendants to time served, resulting in a sentence of approximately 2 months for Ramirez-Rojo, 5½ months for Almarez-Juarez, 6 months for Canenguez-Montes, and 2 days for Flores-Bautista. No supervised release was ordered as the defendants are subject to deportation upon completion of their sentences.

Evidence presented at the change of plea and sentencing hearings established that Ramirez-Rojo is a Mexican citizen who had previously been deported at least two times. He was encountered by ICE – Enforcement and Removal Operations Deportation Officers on January 10, 2018, at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center after being arrested for Trafficking Cocaine. 

Almarez-Juarez is a Mexican citizen who had previously been deported at least 5 times. He was encountered by ICE – Enforcement and Removal Operations Deportation Officers on December 31, 2017, at the Lexington County Detention Center after being arrested for Hit and Run and Driving Without Insurance. 

Canenguez-Montes is a citizen of El Salvador who had previously been deported. He was encountered by ICE – Enforcement and Removal Operations Deportation Officers on December 24, 2017, at the York County Detention Center after being arrested for Criminal Sexual Conduct- 1st Degree and Kidnapping. 

Flores-Bautista is a Mexican citizen who had previously been deported at least 2 times. She was encountered by ICE – Enforcement and Removal Operations Deportation Officers at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center on December 7, 2016, after being arrested for Homicide by Child Abuse. 

Agents of ICE – Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated these cases. Assistant United States Attorney William E. Day, II, of the Columbia office is prosecuting these cases.         

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Updated June 20, 2018