John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ENRIQUE FAJARDO MARIN, 40, a citizen of Ecuador recently residing in Danbury, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 18 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the U.S.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in December 2011, Fajardo was convicted in Danbury Superior Court of illegal sexual contact with a minor and risk of injury. He was sentenced to 18 years of incarceration, execution suspended after 10 years, with 20 years of probation. Fajardo also was required to register as a sex offender for a period of 10 years.
On February 5, 2016, after he was released from state custody, Fajardo was deported from the U.S. to Ecuador.
On June 28, 2017, Farjardo was arrested in Worcester, Massachusetts. The investigation revealed that Fajardo illegally reentered the U.S. and had been residing in Danbury since approximately December 2016. Fajardo also had failed to register as a sex offender in Connecticut.
Fajardo has been detained since his arrest and is currently incarcerated in state custody for violating his parole. On June 18, 2018, he pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally reentering the U.S.
This matter was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the U.S. Marshals Service, with the assistance of Connecticut State Parole. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Slater.