A 33-year-old East Hampton man, Fabian Camacho-Quiroz, is in the process of being deported after pleading guilty to a sex crime on December 19. He had been in county jail since his arrest in early October.
Originally, Camacho-Quiroz had been charged with a criminal sex act for physically forcing a woman he had met in a bar to have sex, a B felony which cannot be adjudicated at the local level. That charge was dropped and Camacho-Quiroz was instead allowed to plead guilty to committing a criminal sex act as a misdemeanor and was sentenced by East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky to 90 days at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Riverhead Correctional Facility. Because he already spent more than 60 days in jail, he was scheduled to be released from custody on good behavior. It is standard practice to release prisoners after they serve two thirds of their sentence. Instead of walking out of the facility in Riverside, though, he was picked up by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
ICE public information officers did not respond to calls requesting comment. Sandra Melendez, who represented Camacho-Quiroz on the criminal matter, but is not handling his deportation case, confirmed that he is currently being held in a facility in New Jersey.