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Stamford Resident Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Illegally Reentering U.S.

39-year-old David Vanegas-Gomez reentered the U.S. six months after he was deported following a 2005 sexual assault conviction.

A Guatemalan citizen who last resided in Stamford was sentenced to 57 months in prison by a New Haven judge Thursday for illegally reentering the United States following his removal, according to a statement released by U.S State Attorney David Fein.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Carlos David Vanegas-Gomez, 39, illegally entered the U.S. six months after he was deported following a 2005 conviction in Connecticut Superior Court for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. He pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful presence in the United States on April 7.

On July 19, 2010, Vanegas-Gomez was convicted in the at Stamford for failure to register as a sexual offender and his previously imposed state probation was violated. He was sentenced to 25 months of imprisonment and he is currently incarcerated in state custody.

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