- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A federal judge has scheduled a detention hearing for a Mexican national accused of illegally re-entering the U.S. after being deported.

The judge scheduled a hearing for Tuesday on a motion by prosecutors to detain 33-year-old Carlos Tovar-Pineda, who made an initial court appearance Thursday, pending trial.

According to court documents, Pennsylvania police notified Immigration and Customs officials in August that a citation had been issued against Tovar-Pineda, who lives in New Castle.

ICE investigators subsequently determined that Tovar-Pineda had been convicted in Delaware court of assault in 2003 and ordered deported to Mexico in 2004.

An ICE deportation officer said in an affidavit that after being arrested Wednesday outside his residence, Tovar-Pineda admitted that he had illegally re-entered the U.S. in 2005.


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