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Unlawful U.S. Entry Leads to Prison for Central American Man

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida

MIAMI –Carlos Alexis Torres, aka Cesar Soto Lopez, 43, of Honduras, has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon to 46 months in prison for unlawfully entering the United States after previously being removed.  

Torres, who is not a natural-born or naturalized citizen, or a national of the United States, was first removed from the U.S. and sent back to Honduras in October 2007. He had been convicted of assault in the second degree in Minnesota—an aggravated felony. 

Sometime thereafter, Torres unlawfully re-entered the United States. In 2009, he was convicted of identity theft in Sioux County, Iowa. In August 2010, he again was removed from the United States and sent back to Honduras. 

Torres once again unlawfully re-entered the U.S. and in August 2022 he was arrested for driving without a license in St. Lucie County, Fla. 

Juan Antonio Gonzalez, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Field Office Director Garrett Ripa made the announcement.

ICE-ERO investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Porter prosecuted it.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or at under case number 22-CR-14051.


Public Affairs Unit
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida

Updated December 19, 2022