DENVER, CO - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed a man July 16 wanted by the country of Peru for raping a child.
David Alava-Valdivia, 66, is a citizen of Peru and illegally present in the United States. He was arrested near his home Aug. 29, 2019 in Evanston, Wyoming.
Alava-Valdivia legally entered the United States through Houston International Airport May 28, 2015 and failed to depart under the terms of his visa.
Alava-Valdivia’s removal was coordinated with the ICE attaché in Peru. He remained in custody at the Aurora Contract Detention Facility prior to his removal.
Alava-Valdivia was removed from the United States via a commercial flight to Jorge Chávez International Airport, Peru's main international and domestic airport. The airport is located in Callao, 11 kilometers from Lima, the nation's capital city.
ERO on occasion uses commercial carriers to transport aliens who have final orders of removal from an immigration judge. Officers escort aliens on these flights to their country of origin.
The Peruvian government has notified law enforcement agencies throughout the world that Alava-Valdivia may be considered dangerous, liable to commit sexual offenses involving minors. Alava-Valdivia is the subject of Peruvian Arrest Warrant number A-7315/7-2019.