Governor Eddie Calvo has commuted the sentences of four convicted aliens as part of the administration’s efforts to decongest Guam’s correctional facilities and deport undesirable immigrants.
“With today’s commutations the total number of criminals whose sentences the governor has commuted for either removal or deportation is now 55,” a press release from Adelup states.
Oseei David, Dion Joseph Oneichy Keto Katonky and Martin Rengechy are awaiting deportation. Oneichy was convicted of theft, while the three others are serving time for sex charges.
“These heinous acts have endangered the lives of our people, women and children. We cannot tolerate this type of behavior,” Calvo said.
The governor said Guam continues to welcome migrants, many of whom have built homes, raised families and contributed to the island as business owners, teachers, nurses, police officers, attorneys and in other capacities. There are those, however, who disregard the laws of the island and nation. “I will not allow for them to hurt anymore Guamanians. And I will continue to deport those who fail to follow the laws. People have to know that they must follow the law or face the consequences, and in the case of non-U.S. citizens that includes deportation.” U.S. immigration officials placed a federal detainer on the felons’ files for having committed deportable crimes. With the governor’s commutation, the men will be turned over to the custody of federal officials for the deportation process. This is part of the governor’s initiative to keep residents of Guam safe.
David was convicted of a second-degree criminal sexual conduct as a first-degree felony as a lesser-related offense to first-degree criminal sexual conduct as a first-degree felony. His victim was a 13-year-old girl. He was sentenced to four years in prison, with three years of special parole. His projected full-time release date is 2021. Oneichy was convicted of attempted theft of a motor vehicle as a second-degree felony. He was sentenced to 15 months in prison. In May 2017, Oneichy and Kaycee Kasal approached a man in a Toyota Corolla parked at the Liberty Game Room in Maite. Kasal threw a rock at the man who got out of his car; Oneichy then attempted to take the car before he was stopped by people who rushed to the other man’s aid. He is projected to be released in October. Katonky was convicted of second-degree criminal sexual conduct as a first-degree felony, and burglary attempted theft of a motor vehicle as a second-degree felony. He was charged to six years in prison. He entered a home and inappropriately touched a woman while she was sleeping, at her screams her boyfriend awoke and detained him until police arrived. Katonky is projected to be released 2022. Rengechy was convicted of third-degree criminal sexual conduct as a second-degree felony and was sentenced to served eight years with all but three years suspended. His victim was a girl of 14 who said he’d raped her since she was about 7 or 8 years old. His projected fulltime release date is April 2020.