KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a St. Joseph, Mo., man who is a citizen of Mexico and a registered sex offender, was sentenced in federal court today for illegally reentering the United States after being deported to Mexico.
Raul Guadalupe Ocon-Marin, 32, of St. Joseph, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan to two years and six months in federal prison without parole.
On Sept. 20, 2013, Ocon-Marin pleaded guilty to illegally reentering the United States.
Ocon-Marin was born in Mexico and was admitted into the United States as a lawful permanent resident as the child of a U.S. citizen. According to court documents, Ocon-Marin was convicted in Iowa in 2004 of sexual abuse for having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl. The girl became pregnant but miscarried the child. Ocon-Marin’s legal status was revoked and he was deported to Mexico on Feb. 16, 2005.
The Buchanan County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department was provided with information that Ocon-Marin was illegally residing in St. Joseph. On Jan. 13, 2013, deputies arrested Ocon-Marin for failing to register as a sex offender. Ocon-Marin was convicted on Feb. 14, 2013, in Buchanan County Circuit Court. He was released on parole on June 7, 2013, and taken into federal custody.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Roseann A. Ketchmark. It was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).