Enforcement and Removal Operations Boston arrests Brazilian wanted for crimes against a child



BOSTON — Enforcement and Removal Operations Boston arrested a convicted fugitive wanted for rape of a child in Brazil in Tewksbury Nov. 28. Deportation officers from ERO Boston’s Foreign Fugitive Apprehension Unit apprehended the 62-year-old citizen of Brazil who has been sought by Brazilian law enforcement authorities since his conviction for rape of a vulnerable child earlier this year.

“There is no more repulsive and disturbing crime than the sexual assault of a child. We are proud to have apprehended this convicted rapist and will seek to remove him from the United States so that he cannot prey on the members of our community,” said ERO Boston Field Office Director Todd Lyons. “Convicted foreign fugitives are not welcome here. ERO Boston will not relent in our efforts to locate, apprehend and remove them from our country.”

Following his conviction of rape by a criminal court in the city of Florianopolis, in Santa Catarina, Brazil, but before his sentencing, the Brazilian national fled Brazil, entering the United States in New York under a tourist immigration visa in April 2023. In May 2023, Brazilian authorities issued a warrant for his arrest when he failed to appear to serve a 12-year sentence for his child rape conviction.

After discovering the Brazilian national’s presence in the ERO Boston area of responsibility, officers with the Foreign Fugitive Apprehension Unit apprehended and served him with a notice to appear before a U.S. Department of Justice immigration judge. The Brazilian national will remain in ERO custody pending his removal proceedings.

The name of the suspect was not released.

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