PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed a convicted sexual predator Wednesday, who was wanted in Mexico for injury causing death, manslaughter and murder.
Gregorio Gaytan-Estrada, 33, entered the United States unlawfully on April 8, 2005, near Columbus, New Mexico. On the same date, U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) apprehended Gaytan, and he voluntary returned to Mexico through the Columbus, New Mexico, Port of Entry.
On Sept. 19, 2005, authorities in Uriangato, Guanajuato, Mexico, issued an arrest warrant charging Gaytan with homicide.
Gaytan illegally re-entered the United States on an unknown date at an unknown location. On Dec. 14, 2006, the Chester County Court of Common Pleas convicted Gaytan of rape-forcible compulsion, simple assault, and kidnapping for ransom. The court sentenced Gaytan to a term of five to 10 years’ incarceration for rape-forcible compulsion, one to two years’ incarceration for simple assault and two to four years’ incarceration for kidnapping for ransom.
On June 20, 2008, ERO Philadelphia encountered Gaytan at the State Correctional Institution in Camp Hill and lodged an immigration detainer with the facility. On July 21, 2008, while he was in custody of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, ERO Philadelphia issued Gaytan a final administrative removal order.
On July 18, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections remanded Gaytan to ERO Philadelphia custody. On Wednesday, ERO officers turned him over to Mexican authorities at the Brownsville, Texas, port of entry.