CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A 57-year-old convicted felon and
Guatemalan national has been sentenced to federal prison for violating the Sex
Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) and unlawfully returning to
the United States after removal proceedings, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K.
Today, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ordered
Jose Paxtor-Chiroy to serve 30 months each for the SORNA and immigration convictions,
respectively. The sentences will be served concurrently. At the hearing, the
court heard evidence regarding Paxtor-Chiroy’s previous convictions for
aggravated sexual assault of a 5-year-old victim and molesting another child
victim. After serving those sentences, he was ordered to register as a sex
offender for life and ordered removed from the county. The court also noted he
had been previously removed in 1992. Not a U.S. citizen, he will again be
expected to face removal proceedings.
Law enforcement discovered Paxtor-Chiroy Feb. 27, 2018,
walking through a ranch near Sarita attempting to avoid detection. He admitted
he had traveled across the Rio Grande River near Hidalgo before being
Under SORNA, convicted sex offenders must provide
registration updates annually or quarterly, depending on the reportable
He has been and will remain in custody pending transfer
to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.
Customs and Border Protection conducted the
investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Manning is prosecuting the case.