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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Wisconsin

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Mexican Citizen Sentenced for Illegally Reentering U.S.

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jesus Salazar-Martinez, 30, a citizen of Mexico found living in Baraboo, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 15 months in federal prison for illegally reentering the United States following deportation.  Salazar-Martinez pled guilty to this charge on June 10, 2016. 

Salazar-Martinez has been deported from the United States on four prior occasions after having been convicted of two felony sexual assaults, operating under the influence, and illegal reentry. 

Judge Conley imposed the 15-month sentence while cautioning Salazar-Martinez that future illegal reentry sentences would be likely be more severe.  Judge Conley warned Salazar-Martinez that he was in danger of “doing life on the installment plan” if he continued returning to the United States. 

The charge against Salazar-Martinez was the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea.

Updated September 13, 2016