U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a press release earlier this week touting its recent arrest of a 37-year-old illegal alien, though there seems to be little cause for celebration, given that the Mexican national has been convicted twice for sex crimes and deported on two separate occasions.
Agents with ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations division arrested Sergio Amador-Olive in Salt Lake City on April 28 for failure to register as a sex offender.
In March 2003, the now-heavily tattooed Amador-Olive was convicted in Utah on two counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. He had sex with a 15-year-old girl and fathered a child with her. He was sentenced to five years in prison.
The illegal alien was ordered removed from the U.S. on April 1, 2003, and ICE officers deported him two days later.
After illegally re-entering the U.S., Amador-Olive attempted to rape a co-worker in his vehicle on Jan. 26, 2005. He offered to pay the woman for sex, but when she declined he told her he was going to have sex with her “for free.” She escaped, and Amador-Olive was arrested and charged with attempted sexual assault.
He was convicted in June 2005 of attempted rape, a first-degree felony.
ICE’s press release does not state that Amador-Olive was deported after that conviction. The agency’s statement that he has been deported two times suggests that the illegal alien sex criminal was allowed to remain in the U.S.
ICE agents encountered and arrested Amador-Olive in June 2010. He was convicted of illegal re-entry on Aug. 31 of that year and deported to Mexico the next month. Illegal Immigrant Family Crossings Into The US Have Surged
Amador-Olive re-entered the U.S. again and was arrested in Arizona on Nov. 20, 2010 by agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Border Patrol. He was convicted of illegally re-entering on April 21, 2011 was was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison. After completing the sentence, he was deported to Mexico on Aug. 29, 2014.
He was arrested in his Salt Lake City home last Thursday and charged with illegal re-entry and failing to register as a sex offender. It is unclear if ICE would have targeted Amador-Olive for deportation if he had registered as a sex criminal.
Despite failing numerous times to successfully prevent Amador-Olive from illegally entering the U.S. and from committing sex crimes, ICE bragged about the latest arrest on the front page of its website.
A spokesman for the agency says that capturing him will show that illegal “criminal aliens” face “significant consequences” for re-entering the U.S.
“By removing criminal aliens like Amador-Olive from the streets and ultimately from the country, ICE has a profound and positive impact on overall public safety,” Daniel Bible, the field office director of ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations in Salt Lake City, said in a statement.
“This specific case also shows that there are significant consequences to criminal aliens who illegally re-enter the United States after they are deported.”