BOSTON (AP) - An Albanian man convicted of attempting to rape a child in Massachusetts has been turned over to law enforcement authorities in Albania, where he is wanted for murder.
Sokrat Stambolliu was arrested last year as he attempted to register as a convicted sex offender at the police department in Dedham, where he was living. He was convicted in Boston in 2005 on a charge of attempted rape of a child.
The 45-year-old Stambolliu remained in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement until he was removed from the country and turned over to Albanian officials Tuesday at the Tirana International Airport in the European country's capital city.
At the time of his arrest, Stambolliu, also known as Albert Kapllanaj, acknowledged he was in the United States illegally. An immigration judge ordered him removed from the country.
Stambolliu was wanted for "willful homicide" in Albania. No other details were immediately available on the killing.
Since Oct. 1, 2009, ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations has removed more than 455 foreign fugitives from the United States who were being sought in their native countries for serious crimes, including kidnapping, rape and murder.