A man serving time at the Department of Corrections for criminal sexual conduct will be transferred into the custody of U.S. Immigrations for deportation.
Meldon Yithwemai was sentenced to five years in prison for second-degree criminal sexual conduct as a first-degree felony.
A citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia, Yithwemai has served more than 2 years and 5 months in prison. He was identified by U.S. immigrations officials as having committed a deportable crime and was flagged with a federal detainer.
Yithwemai is the 19th criminal to be removed or commuted for deportation via the Governor’s initiative to make Guam’s streets safer for residents. It costs an average of $119 a day or about $43,435 a year to house each inmate and detainee at the Department of Corrections. The federal government takes on these costs when custody is transferred.