An Salvadoran man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported following a prison term for a sex crime against a child has been sentenced again to prison.
Samuel De Jesus Corvera-Mata, 43, pleaded guilty in May to the federal crimes of illegal re-entry following a conviction for an aggravated felony and failing to register as a federal sex offender,
On Monday, a federal judge in Camden sentenced him to 18 months in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey announced.
Corvera-Mata was convicted in the 1990s in California of lewd and lascivious conduct on a 7-year-old, and then deported to El Salvador in 2004 following a 10-year prison term.
As part of the conviction, and deportation, Corvera-Mata was required to register as a sex offender if he ever returned to the United States, the office said.
Corvera-Mata was located and arrested in Camden County in October 2017, the office said, and he’d not registered as a sex offender. Authorities also found he’d not legally returned to the country as well.