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Previously deported sex offender charged with illegal re-entry into US

MIAMI - A registered sex offender was arrested Thursday and charged with illegally re-entering the United States after being deported. The case is being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Oscar Danilo Estrada-Landero, 38, of Nicaragua, made his initial appearance in the U.S. Magistrate Court on Thursday at which time a public defender was appointed. A pretrial detention hearing is scheduled for Dec. 11.

In October, ICE special agents assigned to the Miami International Airport (MIA) received information that a suspected illegal alien was working in the vicinity. ICE special agents located Estrada-Landero and asked him for identification or immigration documents. He was unable to produce documents and was subsequently transported to a local office so that ICE agents could determine his identity.

According to the complaint affidavit filed in the case, Estrada-Landero's fingerprints were checked against a law enforcement database which revealed his identity and that he was a registered sex offender.

Estrada-Landero had been previously deported on March 4, 2004 following a 2002 criminal conviction for lewd and lascivious exhibition on a child under the age of 16. Based on this information, the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Florida filed a complaint on Dec. 7 charging the defendant with re-entry of a removed alien.

ICE's Office of Detention and Removal issued an immigration detainer on Estrada-Ortiz to ensure that after he completed his criminal case he will be transferred into ICE custody for removal from the United States.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Diane Patrick is prosecuting this case.