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ICE agents arrest twice-deported, twice-convicted sex offender at SLC home

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Posted at 4:28 PM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 18:28:39-04

SALT LAKE CITY —  A twice-deported and twice-convicted sex offender was arrested Thursday at his Salt Lake City home on Thursday by federal authorities, officials announced.

Sergio Amador-Olive, 37, was taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement Removal Operations as well as the U.S. Marshals Service’s Violent Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team.

A warrant for his arrest had been issued after Amador-Olive failed to register as a sex offender. As an illegal alien with multiple state and federal convictions, he was also an ICE priority for immigration enforcement, according to a press release from ICE.

“By removing criminal aliens like Amador-Olive from the streets and ultimately from the country, ICE has a profound and positive impact on overall public safety,” Daniel Bible, field office director of ERO Salt Lake City, stated in the release.  “This specific case also shows that there are significant consequences to criminal aliens who illegally re-enter the United States after they are deported.”

Amador-Olive was first convicted in March 2003 on two counts of unlawful sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl. According to court documents, the teen became pregnant with his child.

He was sentenced to five years in the Utah State Prison and was deported in April 2003.

After re-entering the country illegally, the release states, Amador-Olive was convicted of attempted rape after he attacked a co-worker in June 2005.

ICE officers encountered and arrested the 37-year-old again in June 2010. He was convicted in federal court on Aug. 31, 2010 of re-entering the U.S. after being deported and sentenced to time served. He was again sent back to Mexico.

According to the release, Amador-Olive re-entered the U.S. and was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Border Patrol in Arizona on Nov. 20, 2010.

On April 21, 2011, he was convicted of re-entering the U.S. after having been deported and sentenced to 51 months in federal prison. After he completed his sentence, Amador-Olive was deported back to Mexico on Aug. 29, 2014.

In his latest arrest, Amador-Olive will be presented to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Utah for federal prosecution for failing to register as a sex offender and for re-entering the U.S. after having been deported, according to the release.