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BALTIMORE – Deportation officers from Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Baltimore arrested an undocumented noncitizen and registered child sex offender with a violent criminal history on July 11 in Silver Spring, Maryland.
“This undocumented noncitizen was convicted of abusing a child,” said ERO Baltimore Acting Field Office Director Darius Reeves. “We have a duty to protect the residents, especially the children, of our Maryland neighborhoods against such predators. This is not a duty that we take lightly. ERO Baltimore continues our tireless efforts to ensure that such offenders are not allowed to roam the streets of our communities.”
The 41-year-old Honduran national was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor in Montgomery County, Maryland, in 2021.
On an unknown date, he unlawfully entered the United States at an unknown location.
The Montgomery County Police Department arrested and charged him with sexual abuse of a minor in May 2021.
In December 2021, the Circuit Court for Montgomery County in Rockville, Maryland, convicted the noncitizen of sexual abuse of a minor and sentenced him to 25 years confinement followed by five years of supervised probation. All but 18 months of this prison sentence were suspended.
On July 11, ERO Baltimore arrested the Honduran citizen at his residence in Silver Spring, Maryland, and served him a notice to appear, ordering him to appear for immigration removal proceedings before an immigration judge. The noncitizen will remain in ICE custody pending the outcome of removal proceedings.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) ERO conducts removals of individuals without a lawful basis to remain in the United States, including at the order of immigration judges with the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). ERO reviews each case as appropriate.
As one of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) three operational directorates, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) is the principal federal law enforcement authority in charge of domestic immigration enforcement. ERO’s mission is to protect the homeland through the arrest and removal of those who undermine the safety of U.S. communities and the integrity of U.S. immigration laws, and its primary areas of focus are interior enforcement operations, management of the agency’s detained and non-detained populations, and repatriation of noncitizens who have received final orders of removal. ERO’s workforce consists of more than 7,700 law enforcement and non-law enforcement support personnel across 25 domestic field offices and 208 locations nationwide, 30 overseas postings, and multiple temporary duty travel assignments along the border.
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