An Ecuadorian national who illegally entered the United States and has been residing in Danbury is facing up to 10 years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender.
Fajardo Marin, 40, has pleaded guilty in district court to one count of illegally reentering the country, John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced on Tuesday.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in December 2011, Marin was convicted in Danbury Superior Court of illegal sexual contact with a minor and risk of injury. He was sentenced to 18 years of incarceration, execution suspended after 10 years, with 20 years of probation. Marin was also required to register as a sex offender for a period of 10 years.
Marin was released from state custody on Feb. 5, 2016. On June 28 last year, Marin was arrested in Worcester, Massachusetts. The investigation determined that Marin illegally reentered the country and had been residing in Danbury since approximately December 2016. Marin also had failed to register as a sex offender in Connecticut, Durham noted.
Following the guilty plea, Marin is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 12, when he will face a maximum term of 10 years. He has been detained since his arrest.
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