Guatemalan: Suarez-Garcia Sentenced for Illegally Reentering U.S

Guatemalan Man, Moses Suarez-Garcia Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Reentering the United States After Being Deported
Convicted of sex abuse offense

(STL.News) A Guatemalan man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported once was sentenced yesterday to 15 months in federal prison.

Moses Suarez-Garcia age 39, a citizen of Guatemala, illegally present in the United States and residing in Dubuque, Iowa, received the prison term after a January 15, 2021, guilty plea to one count of illegal reentry into the United States.

Information disclosed at sentencing showed that in November 2019, Dubuque police officers responded to a report of sexual abuse.  Suarez-Garcia and another woman were located.  Suarez-Garcia was charged with, and ultimately convicted of, assault with intent to commit sexual abuse.  Officers learned through their investigation that Suarez-Garcia had been removed from the United States in 2012 but had since illegally reentered.

Suarez-Garcia was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams. Suarez-Garcia was sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment.  He was ordered to make payment of $100 to the special assessment fund.  He must also serve a one-year term of supervised release after the prison term. 

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