Three years ago, authorities deported an immigrant man for raping a juvenile in Alabaster, the man who was convicted for drug trafficking and is back again in the U.S. illegally, according to a federal indictment.
27-years-old Amancio Betancourt Martinez, known as Christofer Martinez has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Birmingham for illegal re-entry into the country.
Martinez was a suspect in a rape investigation involving a juvenile female and was believed to be a foreign national who had been previously removed the U.S.
Federal investigators, along with Alabaster police and Shelby County sheriff’s deputies, went to an undisclosed job site where Martinez was employed. Once there, Martinez, who is a native and citizen of Mexico, was fingerprinted and positively identified, records show.
he was removed from the U.S. on Dec. 31, 2015, after being convicted in Shelby County in 2014 on cocaine trafficking charges. In that case, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison with three years of probation. He had also been convicted in June 2012 in Jefferson County for giving false information to law enforcement. He was sentenced to six months with 24 months of probation on that conviction.
Investigators said after investigating court records that Martinez’s file does not contain any documentation that he had applied for, or was given, any permission for admission back into the U.S.
Martinez remains in the Shelby County Jail.