Man accused of hiding woman’s body in Sodus faces immigration charges

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A Mexican citizen charged in connection with the death of a woman in Sodus answered to federal charges on Monday.

Twenty-six-year-old Alberto Reyes is accused of re-entering the U.S. Illegally. He is also facing charges in Wayne County for tampering with evidence. He’s accused of burying the body of 18-year-old Selena Hidalgo-Calderon near the farm where she worked.

Reyes is facing state charges in that case and federal charges for re-entering the U.S. without notifying the U.S. Attorney.

Reyes was deported twice before: Once in 2016 and then again in 2017. Last time he re-entered the country, he used a fake Social Security card and an alien registration. Reyes now must find an attorney and they have 60 days to review all evidence before an indictment.

U.S.  Attorney Richard Resnick says Reyes was caught because of a fake alias but there are other ways the government goes about placing illegal immigrants into custody.

“Sometimes on their roster or stopped for a traffic violation immigration is contacted runs the name and finds out the individual shouldn’t be here,” says Richard Resnick, U.S. Attorney.

Reyes is expected to be back in federal court on August 3 at 9:30 a.m.

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