ICE arrests 8 sex offenders in U.S. illegally during NYC, Long Island roundup

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Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested eight convicted sexual predators during a two-day roundup in the New York City area, including Long Island, earlier this month.

ICE said the arrests were made March 7 and 8 as part of its normal targeted enforcement activities. This particular operation led to the capture of men convicted of crimes ranging from sexual abuse to attempted rape.

The men were either previously deported and came back to the U.S. or were previously supposed to be deported and somehow avoided it. All are being detained pending the completion of removal proceedings.

Here are details of the eight arrests, as released by ICE:

1) A 45-year-old Ecuadorian man with a prior conviction of the crime of sexual abuse in the first degree in the County Court of the State of New York, County of Nassau and was sentenced to four months imprisonment and ten years' probation. The victim of the crime was a female who was 22 years old. He was arrested in Roslyn, March 6 and will remain in ICE custody pending removal from the United States.

2) A 38-year-old Dominican man with a prior conviction of the crime of attempted rape in the 3rd degree in the County Court of the State of New York, County of Nassau and was sentenced to 6 years' probation. The victim of the crime was a female who was 15 years old. He was arrested in Freeport, March 6 and will remain in ICE custody pending removal from the United States.

3) A 48-year-old Mexican man with prior convictions of the crime of promote a sexual performance by a child and possessing sexual performance by a child in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York and was sentenced to six months incarceration and ten years of supervised probation on each count, to run concurrently. He was arrested in Brooklyn, March 6 and will remain in ICE custody pending removal from the United States.

4) A 32-year-old citizen and national of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with a prior conviction of the crime of sexual abuse 3rd degree in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York and was sentenced to a Conditional Discharge and an Order of Protection. The victim of the crime was a sixteen year old female. He was arrested in New York, March 6 and will remain in ICE custody pending removal from the United States.

5) A 39-year-old Honduran man with a prior removal from the United States and a prior conviction of the crime of attempted forcible in the County Court of the State of New York, County of Nassau. He was arrested in Hempstead, March 7 and will remain in ICE custody pending removal from the United States.

6) A 24-year-old Guatemalan man with a prior conviction of the crime of attempted rape in the County Court of the State of New York, County of Nassau and sentenced to 10 years' probation. He was arrested in Freeport, March 7 and will remain in ICE custody pending his removal from the United States.

7) A 36-year-old Salvadoran man with prior convictions of the crime of forcible touching in the County Court of the State of New York, County of Suffolk and petit larceny. He was arrested in Patchogue, March 7, and will remain in ICE custody pending removal proceedings.

8) A 25-year-old Ecuadorian man with prior convictions of the crime of criminal sex act 2nd degree by the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Queens and was sentenced to ten years of supervised probation. He was arrested in Jackson Heights, March 7, and will remain in ICE custody pending removal from the United States.

ICE did not release the names of the men arrested.

"(Enforcement and Removal Operations) officers are out there every day enforcing immigration law with targeted enforcement actions. These actions focus our resources on the most egregious offenders and promote public safety in the communities in which we live and work," said Thomas Decker, field office director for New York. "Being able to note the accomplishments of our day-to-day enforcement activities, outside of operations, highlights ICE's constant commitment to make our communities safer."

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ICEimmigrationsex offenderdeportationNew York CityPatchogueJackson HeightsFreeportRoslyn
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