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Muscatine Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegal Reentry and Failure to Update Sex Offender Registry

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

DAVENPORT, IA – On March 3, 2016, Francisco Antonio Araujo Coreas, 37, of Muscatine, Iowa, was sentenced by Senior United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner to 57 months in prison for unlawful reentry into the United States after deportation and failure to update sex offender registry, announced Acting United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Araujo Coreas was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term and to pay $200 towards the Crime Victims’ Fund. Araujo Coreas will be transferred to immigration officials after his prison sentence for deportation.

Araujo Coreas pleaded guilty to unlawful reentry after deportation and failure to update sex offender registry on November 30, 2015. According to the Complaint Affidavit, on about July 29, 2016, Araujo Coreas was arrested in Muscatine for interference with official acts and harassment of a public official. Authorities compared his fingerprints and discovered he was deported to El Salvador on September 9, 2011, after being convicted of two counts of indecent contact with a child on January of 2011 in Muscatine County. As part of that sentence, he was ordered to serve 90 days in jail and register as a sex offender. Further investigation revealed he did not update his information on the sex offender registry.

This matter was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Muscatine County Police Department. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Updated March 9, 2016