DC Groper, Oscar Mauricio Cornejo, Deported To Nicaragua

3:54 PM, Apr 3, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The "DC Groper" was deported to Nicaragua on Wednesday, after being convicted of sexually assaulting women in the DuPont Circle area, officials said. 

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) / Removal Operations (ERO) said in a press release that 31-year-old Oscar Mauricio Cornejo was living in the U.S. illegally and was handed over to ICE after his criminal sentence. 

In the summer of 2012, Cornejo sexually assaulted several young women as he rode his bicycle and aggressively groped and fondled the victims, the press release said. 

Following his arrest by DC Police, Cornejo received a 180-day prison sentence with all but 90 days suspended. He admitted to the sexual assault of four women during the court case and was charged with misdemeanor sex abuse.

"Cornejo has proven to be a danger to community and it is ICE's top priority in the interest of public safety to ensure his removal from the United States," said M. Yvonne Evans, field office director for ERO Washington.

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