Previously removed Massachusetts man convicted of crime against child one of 171 noncitizens apprehended in sweep



Photo courtesy of ERO Boston

BOSTON — Enforcement and Removal Operations Boston arrested a previously removed foreign national on January 25 who had been locally convicted of child rape and prostitution charges.

ERO Boston made the apprehension as part of a recent national immigration enforcement effort where U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ERO officers apprehended 171 unlawfully present noncitizens with pending charges or convictions for murder, homicide or assault against children. The nationwide law enforcement effort ran from January 16 through January 28.

“ERO Boston remains committed to finding and removing predators such as this from our New England neighborhoods,” said ERO Boston Field Office Director Todd M. Lyons. “Our officers were able to locate and arrest this individual who has already proven to be a threat to children. Despite having been previously removed by ICE, he found his way back to the United States, falsely believing he could reside in Massachusetts without repercussions. ERO Boston will not allow that to happen.”

The 42-year-old Mexican citizen, who also holds Guatemalan citizenship, unlawfully entered the United States at an unknown location, on an unknown date prior to December 2004, without being inspected or admitted by a U.S. immigration official.

He was convicted of rape of a child and sentenced to prison by a criminal court in Kent County, Delaware, in 2004. Following his time in a Delaware state prison for that offense, he was removed by immigration authorities in December 2006.

He later unlawfully reentered the United States on an unknown date at an unknown location without being inspected or admitted by a U.S. immigration official.

On November 3, 2015, he was convicted of sexual conduct for a fee in a criminal court in Lynn.

After ERO Boston confirmed his presence in its area of responsibility, deportation officers arrested him without incident in Lynn on January 25.

He will remain in ICE custody pending his removal from the United States. ERO Boston will seek his removal through reinstatement of a prior final order of removal issued by a federal immigration judge with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review.

ERO Boston did not release the man’s name.


  1. Fed Up

    February 8, 2024 at 2:09 pm

    For the umpteenth time. People do NOT have a problem with LEGAL immigration. What happens with open boarders? Child rape and prostitution. Everyone who voted Democrat you’re complicit is this , you endorsed it , cosigned off on it and allowed it to happen.

  2. MassTexan

    February 8, 2024 at 8:00 pm

    Oh the irony

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