By Prince Moore
A Jamaican national is among 18 people apprehended by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency for unlawfully remaining in the US after being convicted for sex offences.
They were arrested during an ICE nationwide enforcement effort.
ICE said the action by deportation officers with its Enforcement and Removal Operations New York Field Office resulted in a total of 138 arrests nationally, including some who had already been ordered removed from the United States but failed to leave.
ICE said the Jamaican national was apprehended in Boston, Massachusetts.
The 29-year-old, who lives in Waterbury, Connecticut, was convicted of two counts of fourth-degree felony sexual assault.
Two Haitians and one Guyanese were also among those arrested in the sweep between October 22 and November 4.
The others who were arrested were nationals of Bolivia, Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala, Uruguay, El Salvador and Canada.