BOSTON – A Guatemalan national pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to illegally reentering the United States after deportation.
Octaviano Boche, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a previously deported alien. U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin scheduled sentencing for May 15, 2019.
Boche is currently being detained in state custody on an unrelated matter.
In September 2018, a warrant was issued by the Framingham District Court charging Boche with rape of a child.
On Sept. 7, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection located and arrested Boche at the Fort Worth Airport in Texas as he attempted to board a flight to Guatemala. Boche was transported to Massachusetts where he is currently awaiting trial.
Between 2004 and 2016, Boche was deported seven times.
The charge of illegal reentry carries a sentence of no greater than two years in prison, one year of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Todd M. Lyons, Field Office Director, Boston, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations; Judson W. Murdoch II, Director of Field Office Operations, Customs and Border Protection, Houston; and Middlesex County District Attorney Marian T. Ryan made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case