Man arrested on child sex crimes in Chambersburg also charged with illegal reentry to US

02 May 2024- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Oseas Froilan Gomez-Tebalan, age 29, a Citizen of Guatemala, was indicted today by a federal grand jury for illegally reentering the United States.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges that Gomez-Tebalan was previously removed from the United States on March 18, 2017, through Phoenix, Arizona, and it is alleged that he was subsequently found in the United States without having first obtained legal permission to reenter the country. The indictment also alleges that on March 21, 2024, Gomez-Tebalan was encountered in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

Oseas Gomez-Tebalan has also been charged under state law with corruption of minors, indecent assault forcible compulsion, and DUI by the Chambersburg PD and Washington Township PD. Both of those cases are currently in the hands of the Court of Common Pleas in Franklin County.

The case was investigated by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations. Assistant United States Attorney K. Wesley Mishoe is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty upon conviction for the charged offenses is 20 years imprisonment, three years of supervised release following imprisonment, a fine, and a special assessment. A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by a court after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.