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Immigrant Loses Citizenship, Ordered Deported After Repeatedly Molesting 8-Year-Old Girl

Updated: Feb 11, 2022

RALEIGH, NC - On January 13, Edgar Daniel Cruz-Magallanes, 31, was judicially denaturalized as a United States citizen and ordered deported back to Mexico, after pleading guilty to naturalization fraud before U.S. District Judge Louise W. Flanagan.

In a press release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office stated:

According to court records, on March 19, 2015, Cruz-Magallanes fraudulently obtained U.S. citizenship by making materially false statements under oath regarding his naturalization application. In response to the question “Were you ever involved in any way with any of the following: . .Forcing, or trying to force, someone to have any kind of sexual contact or relations?” he answered “No.”

However, on June 10, 2020, Cruz-Magallanes pleaded guilty to three counts of indecent liberties with a child in Wake County Superior Court.

The 8-year-old girl was repeatedly sexually assaulted a number of times, according to court documents.

Additionally, Judge Louise Flanagan sentenced Cruz-Magallanes to one year of probation and ordered him deported back to Mexico. He is currently on probation and awaiting removal.

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