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December 21, 2014

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Illegal immigrant convicted of assaulting girl gets 57 more months

A deported illegal immigrant who returned to the United States and sexually assaulted a young girl will be spending another 57 months in federal prison.

Sergio Hugo Hernandez, 31, of Las Vegas, received that sentence Friday on top of a sentence of 10 years to life that he received in state prison for assaulting the girl, said Gregory A. Brower, U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada.

Officials said Hernandez -- already convicted of carjacking and use of a deadly weapon in California -- was deported from the country on July 29, 2003. He then was found in the U.S. on April 6, 2007, during an investigating into the sexual assault of a girl under age 14.

Hernandez was convicted Jan. 9 of two felonies tied to the sexual assault of the girl. In February, he pleaded guilty to being a deported alien found unlawfully in the U.S., and today was sentenced to the 57 additional months in prison.

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Henderson police.

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