An illegal immigrant and convicted sex offender, deported once to Mexico, could well be going back.
Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says one of his deputies pulled Eduardo Medina over on Interstate 80 for driving too closely to another car on the interstate.
The deputy checked Medina’s background and found not only that he had been convicted of sexual assault, but that he had been deported to Mexico only three weeks ago. He was listed as a deported felon by the Department of Homeland Security.
Medina listed as his address Creston, Iowa.
Wagner says Medina has been handed over to federal authorities.
“Subsequently, Homeland Security took custody of Eduardo who had been deported to Mexico three weeks ago and took him into custody to face federal charges for his re-entry into this country,” according to Wagner.
Medina was hired as a custodian for Creston, IA schools in 2006, but was fired in May of last year after being accused of sexually abusing a former student.
O. Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa and Jane Monnich, KLIN, contributed to this story.