USA v. Alejandro Sanchez-Hernandez
UNPUBLISHED OPINION FILED. [12-40063 Affirmed ] Judge: WED , Judge: LHS , Judge: SAH. Mandate pull date is 09/18/2013 for Appellant Alejandro David Sanchez-Hernandez [12-40063]
Date Filed: 08/28/2013
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
United States Court of Appeals
FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
August 28, 2013
Lyle W. Cayce
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
ALEJANDRO DAVID SANCHEZ-HERNANDEZ, also known as Alejandro David
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Southern District of Texas
USDC No. 6:11-CR-70-1
Before DAVIS, SOUTHWICK and HIGGINSON, Circuit Judges.
Alejandro David Sanchez-Hernandez pleaded guilty to one charge of illegal
reentry into the United States and was sentenced to serve 36 months in prison.
He contends that the district court erred by applying the crime-of-violence
enhancement found in U.S.S.G. § 2L1.2(b)(1)(A)(ii) based on his 2004 Texas
conviction for aggravated sexual assault of a child. We disagree with the
Government’s contention that this claim was waived. See United States v.
Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not
be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR.
Date Filed: 08/28/2013
Fernandez-Cusco, 447 F.3d 382, 384 (5th Cir. 2006); United States v.
Arviso-Mata, 442 F.3d 382, 384 (5th Cir. 2006). Instead, we review it for plain
error due to his failure to raise it in the district court. See Arviso-Mata, 442 F.3d
at 384; Puckett v. United States, 556 U.S. 129, 135 (2009).
Sanchez-Hernandez has not shown error, plain or otherwise, in connection
with the district court’s imposition of the disputed adjustment.
previously held that a conviction under Texas Penal Code § 22.021(a), the
statute under which his prior conviction arose, warranted the § 2L1.2
adjustment. See United States v. Rayo-Valdez, 302 F.3d 314, 315-20 (5th Cir.
2002). We have also held that the generic, contemporary definition of “sexual
abuse of a minor” under § 2L1.2(b)(1)(A)(ii) does not include an age-differential
requirement. See United States v. Rodriguez, 711 F.3d 541, 562 n.28 (5th Cir.
2013) (en banc), petition for cert. filed (June 6, 2013) (No. 12-10695).
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