- Associated Press - Friday, June 15, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a Mexican citizen to eight years in prison for an immigration conviction - more than double the recommended term - citing his lengthy criminal history and the fact that he’s already been deported three times.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that 45-year-old Victor Santos-Ochoa pleaded guilty to illegal re-entry after his latest arrest, on charges of assault and battery of a 5-year-old family member.

U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson told Sanchez-Ochoa on Thursday that he’s “the type of individual U.S. immigration policy is intended to keep out of the United States.”

Prosecutors say Santos-Ochoa has 18 misdemeanor convictions in California, Georgia and Virginia and spent eight years in state and federal prisons.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.richmond.com

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