Boyfriend of missing Sodus boy's mother facing federal immigration charges
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WHAM) - The man accused of moving and burying the body of his dead girlfriend in Sodus last month is now facing federal immigration charges.
Everardo Donoteo-Reyes, who also goes by the name Alberto Ebarado Gutierrez-Reyes, is charged with having a fake Social Security card and alien registration card, and illegal re-entry after deportation.
ICE said Reyes has been deported twice from the United States - once in Louisiana in September 2016 and again in Texas in March 2017.
Reyes is also facing charges in Wayne County for tampering with evidence related to the death of Selena Hidalgo-Caleron. The 18-year-old woman was found dead on May 16 behind a house in an orchard on the farm where she worked. Her one-year-old son, Owen, remains missing.
Felony charges filed against Reyes allege that he moved Selena's body and buried it underneath dirt and branches on the farm property.
When the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office sent Donoteo-Reyes’s fingerprints to ICE, his immigration status came up as invalid in the ICE database. In addition, falsified documents belonging Donoteo-Reye were found by investigators during the search for Owen Hidalgo-Calderon.
Among the falsified documents was a counterfeit alien registration card in the name "Alberto Gutierrez" which contained a photograph of Donoteo-Reyes.
ICE has been working with Homeland Security Investigations on this case.
If convicted, Reyes faces a maximum of ten years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine on each count.
Federal attorneys said Reyes is scheduled to appear in federal court on June 4 at 3 p.m.