Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - The man accused of moving the body of a missing woman in Sodus was in federal court Monday afternoon to answer to federal immigration charges.
Everardo Donoteo-Reyes, who also goes by the name Alberto Ebarado Gutierrez-Reyes, will be held without bail, Judge Jonathan Feldman determined.
Reyes was charged in a federal complaint with re-entering the United States illegally after being deported twice - once in 2016 and once in 2017. He is also accused of having falsified Social Security and alien residency cards.
Prosecutors argued Reyes is considered a flight risk and a danger to society. However, he is still being held on state charges related to the death of Selena Hidalgo-Calderon. Reyes has not posted bail for that charge. Immigration also has a detainer on him.
“He had been deported before at least twice and came back to the U.S.," said U.S. Attorney Rick Resnick. "That is a federal crime if you are deported and then you re-enter without permission of the attorney general.”
On May 16, Wayne County Sheriff's investigators found Hidalgo-Calderon's body under dirt and branches on the farm where she worked in Sodus. Investigators later said Reyes admitted to moving her body and hiding it behind the house where it was eventually found.
Hidalgo-Calderon's one-year-old son, Owen, has been missing since that date but has not yet been found. On Sunday, Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts suspended the search for the boy, but said the investigation would continue.
Both the state and federal cases will move ahead at the same time.
If he is found guilty in either case, Reyes will serve his sentence in the United States before being deported upon his release.