Man gets 90 days for smuggling humans

Breaking News: Man gets 90 days for smuggling humans
In the first local conviction under a 2006 state law banning human smuggling, an illegal Mexican immigrant was sentenced to the El Paso County jail Tuesday.

Rogelio Contreras-Acevedo, 30, was sentenced to 90 days in the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center after he pleaded guilty to a felony of attempted smuggling of humans as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. He was originally charged with a felony that could have landed him in prison for up to 12 years.

Contreras-Acevedo, driving a 2000 Dodge Intrepid, was pulled over by a Colorado State Patrol trooper April 16 on Interstate 25 north of Fountain. There were two passengers in the car.

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