Immigration officials say a Haitian national convicted of two sexual assaults in Salisbury has been deported.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 53-year-old Joel Monfort was flown to Haiti on Tuesday and turned over the law enforcement there.
"Criminal aliens disrupt our communities and pose a threat to law abiding residents in Maryland," said Dorothy Herrera-Niles, field office director for ERO Baltimore. "As this case makes clear, ICE works closely with law enforcement agencies here and abroad to ensure convicted criminals are returned to their home countries in order to be held accountable for their actions."
ICE says in 2001, Monfort was second-degree assault and sex offense in Salisbury and sentenced to a year in jail. Authorities say in 2004, he was convicted of sexually assaulting a patient at a hospital in Salisbury, where he worked as a nursing assistant.