JERSEY CITY — A man who immigration authorities said was twice deported from the United States is going to prison for raping and killing a jogger in a city park.

A judge on Thursday sentenced Jorge Rios, 35, of Jersey City, to 30 years in prison for the 2019 attack on Carolina Cano, 45, in Lincoln Park. The judge also imposed a 10-year sentence to run concurrently for aggravated sexual assault.

According to Hudson County prosecutors, Rios admitted to sexually assaulting and strangling Cano, who was from Peru. She had been in the U.S. for about two years and worked as a nanny.

Police found her body in the park's lake.

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Rios, who is from Honduras, had entered the U.S. illegally and was removed in 2003 and 2004, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said.


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