Man From El Salvador Who Had Been Living In NW Iowa Sentenced To Prison For Illegally Reentering The U.S. After Being Deported Six Times

Tue 2-9-2021

(Sioux City)-- An El Salvador man who had been living in Storm Lake has been sentenced in U.S. District Court for illegally reentering the U.S after being deported six times.

31-year-old Rafael Gutierrez-Mancia was sentenced to one year in federal prison after pleading guilty in October of last year to illegally reentering the U.S. After having been deported following a conviction for an aggravated felony.

Gutierrez-Mancia was first deported in September, 2009 after being convicted of identity theft in Buena Vista county. He was convicted four more times after that for illegally re-entering the U.S.