A Mexican national was convicted of illegal re-entry and failure to register as a sex offender according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.
A federal jury found Ramon Lopez-Alvarado (58), a citizen of Mexico, guilty of one count of illegal re-entry into the United States. Prior to trial, Lopez-Alvarado also pleaded guilty to one count of failure to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), for failing to register as a sex offender when he returned to the United States.
Lopez-Alvarado has previous felony convictions for committing a lewd act on a child and failing to register as a sex offender. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. His sentencing is scheduled for November 14, 2018.
According to evidence presented at trial, Lopez-Alvarado, an alien of the United States who had previously been removed in 2000, 2009, and 2013, was found to be back in the Orlando area on March 17, 2018. Lopez-Alvarado claimed he was a naturalized United States citizen, despite his naturalization application having been denied.
This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement Removal Operations and the U.S. Marshals Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kara M. Wick.