BALTIMORE (WUSA9) -- A former Maryland nursing assistant convicted of sexually assaulting a patient in his care was deported.

Officials say Joel Monfort, a Haitian national who was residing in Salisbury, Md.,was turned over to Haitian law enforcement representatives Tuesday by officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations.

Monfort was found guilty of sexually assaulting a motorcycle accident victim, who he was caring for as a nursing assistant at Salisbury's Peninsula Regional Medical Center, according to officials.

Monfort was previously found guilty of two crimes, officials say. On Sept. 28, 2001, Monfort was convicted of second-degree assault and sex offense in Salisbury and was sentenced to 12 months in prison. On Feb. 13, 2004, he was again convicted of second-degree assault and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Monfort's removal to Haiti comes less than a month after his arrest by ERO Baltimore under Salisbury's Criminal Alien Program.

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