Central America

Deported After Sex Assault Conviction, Guatamalan Is Sentenced For Illegal Return

A Guatemalan man who had been convicted of sexual assault was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for illegally re-entering the U.S., federal officials said Thursday.

Dimas Escobar, 41, who had been living in New Britain, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Hartford.

Escobar was admitted to the U.S. as a lawful, permanent resident in November 2004, a news release from U.S. Attorney John H. Durham said. In October 2011, he was convicted in state court of second-degree sexual assault and sentenced to 18 months in prison and 10 years of probation.

In May 2013, Escobar was deported to Guatemala. On June 7, 2017, Plainville police alerted federal U.S. Immigration...