Immigration and Customs and Enforcement officers in Utah are holding a twice-convicted sex offender with multiple past deportations.
Sergio Amador-Olive, a 37-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico, was arrested in Salt Lake City late last week by officers from several federal law enforcement agencies. The agencies included ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) unit, ICE’s Fugitive Operations Team, and the U.S. Marshals Service’s Violent Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (VFAST).
According to ICE, Amador-Olive had an outstanding warrant for failing to register as a sex offender and is considered a priority for removal under President Barack Obama administration’s immigration enforcement guidelines, given his multiple serious felonies.
In March 2003, Amador-Olive was convicted in Utah on two counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor — for having sex “repeatedly” with a 15-year-old girl, who became pregnant. He was deported that April.
Amador-Olive illegally reentered the U.S., returned to Utah, and was later convicted in June 2005 of attempted rape after he drove a co-worker to a concealed area and forced himself on her. His victim fought back and was able to escape. He was sentenced to one-to-15 years in jail.
Amador-Olive was again arrested in June 2010, this time by ICE, and convicted for illegal reentry. He was once again deported only to re-enter illegally again in November 2010, when he was apprehended by Border Patrol.
He was convicted of illegal reentry in April 2011 and sentenced to 51 months in prison. Amador-Olive was again removed in August 2014 after completing his prison sentence.
Amador-Olive will now be prosecuted for illegal reentry following a deportation and for failing to register as a sex offender.