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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A citizen of El Salvador was sentenced today to 21 months in prison and 2 years of supervised release for illegal reentry into the U.S. after removal subsequent to a conviction for an aggravated felony.

According to court documents, Giovanni Omar Medrano-Urrutia, 41, reentered the U.S. after having been removed on four prior occasions between 2005 and 2018. Medrano-Urrutia’s criminal history spans two decades in the U.S. Notably, in January 2000, he was convicted of the aggravated felony of carnal knowledge of a child in Fairfax County. Additionally, on Jan. 28, 2008, and Jan. 12, 2018, respectively, Medrano-Urrutia was convicted of illegal reentry.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Shawn Byers, Acting Field Office Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Washington, D.C., made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Viviana Vasiu prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:20-cr-179 and Case No. 1:17-cr-206.

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