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Man sentenced to 39 months for illegal re-entry

31-year-old had conviction for sex with minor

A 31-year-old Mexican man apprehended by Border Patrol agents in October was sentenced Monday to 39 months in prison for illegal re-entry into the United States, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

Jose Manuel Cervantes Trejo, of Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, was apprehended by Ajo Station agents near Pisinemo. During processing, agents found he has a 2009 conviction in Bakersfield, Calif., for felony sexual intercourse with a minor under 16 years of age, the Border Patrol said.

His case was then turned over the the U.S. Attorney's Office for prosecution, the Border Patrol said.

Following his sentence for re-entry of a felon, Cervantes will be formally removed from the United States and will be banned for life from all legalization processes, the Border Patrol said.

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Jose Manuel Cervantes Trejo