Shelby man to be deported to Mexico for CSC conviction.

April 22, 2019
Ciro Dealmonte with Spanish interpreter Kathy Fuehring and attorney Joshua Mikrut.


Shelby man to be deported to Mexico for CSC conviction.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART – A 34-year-old Shelby man who pleaded “no contest” to second-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) – victim under 13 years old – will be deported to Mexico for his conviction.

Ciro Dealmonte, of 331 W. 6th St., will serve one year in the Oceana County Jail prior to his deportation.

“This defendant has no history of violent crime,” said his attorney Joshua Mikrut. “He has no record of any kind other than traffic violations.”

Mikrut described a “good family network in Mexico. He will be deported as a result of this, which is a big consequence.”

“This defendant will be transferred to the custody of federal government after completing his sentence here. He will be in custody another two to four weeks.”

The attorney described Dealmonte as “functionally illiterate” with only a second grade education. “A long jail sentence may not be the best medicine for fixing what ails this defendant.” The attorney requested a six-month jail term. He noted the seriousness of the conviction. “There was a young victim in this case,” he said.

Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon said he has been in communication with victim’s family, and they want a one-year jail sentence followed by deportation. Family members were not in the courtroom to make a statement.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 0-17 months, said Judge Robert D. Springstead, who gave Dealmonte credit for 111 days served in jail.

Dealmonte provided a false social security number and is not a US resident, the judge said. He was previously deported in 2011. “The court cannot be assured that he wouldn’t come right back if he was given time served,” said Springstead regarding Mikrut’s request for a shorter sentence.

Dealmonte previously testified through a Spanish interpreter that he had a 10-year-old girl touch him inappropriately.

Dealmonte was highly intoxicated and under the influence of cocaine at the time of the Jan. 1, 2019 incident in the Village of Shelby, said Bizon. His lack of ability to remember the events of the crime was grounds for a “no contest” plea.

The maximum penalty for second-degree CSC is 15 years in prison.

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