MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Separate charges have been filed against two Mexican national who allegedly entered the United States illegally after being deported as criminals.

Earlier Tuesday in federal court, the two were charged with illegal re-entry.

Ricardo Ledesma-Rios, 39, was convicted for first-degree attempted sexual abuse in 2000 in Oregon. On June 8, while serving a domestic assault sentence in a Stearns County jail, he was identified as an illegal alien with a criminal record.

In the second case, Miguel Angel Renteria-Garcia, 39, was charged with illegal entering the United States following deportation.

His indictment alleges that he was found in the U.S. after previously deported in 1996, following California convictions for possession of a controlled substance while armed. On July 5, Renteria-Garcia was stopped by the Minnesota State Patrol near Owatonna, Wis., in connection to the seizure of approximately 235 pounds of marijuana.


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