A Guatemalan deported after serving time for a sex offense was arrested yesterday after illegally returning to the U.S., police said.
Selvyn Morales-Quintana, 28, also is a suspect in the statutory rape of a girl after he returned, Ramapo police said.
Federal authorities charged Morales-Quintana with illegal re-entry into the country after deportation, Ramapo Detective Lt. Brad Weidel said.
Ramapo police plan to charge him with not telling police where he was living as a registered sex offender, Weidel said. Under state law, a sex offender must report his address to the local police department.
Weidel said Morales-Quintana also is a suspect in a statutory rape case involving a girl younger than 14 in September 2007, when he would have been living in the U.S. illegally.
Morales-Quintana was convicted in Rockland in 2006 of second-degree sexual abuse after an incident in Spring Valley, Weidel said. He was indicted in September 2005, accused of burglarizing a house and sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl while she slept. He was living on Second Avenue in Nanuet at the time.
Morales-Quintana served about a year behind bars, then was deported to Guatemala in November 2006. He returned to the U.S. either in late 2006 or 2007, Weidel said.
“He snuck back into the country and is a suspect in a similar statutory rape case,” Weidel said.
Weidel said Ramapo detectives had been working with federal authorities since the 2007 incident to try to find Morales-Quintana.
Detectives got a recent tip that he was living in Ramapo, which led them to 4 Homer Lee Ave. in Spring Valley, Weidel said.
Morales-Quintana was arrested at his residence by Ramapo police and federal agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.