Her co-defendant Ricardo Suar-Gonzales, 30, of Guatemala pleaded guilty in early July to a felony charge of “harboring illegal aliens.” He faces up to 10 years in prison. Gomez-Yucute will be sentenced later to no more than three years.
In April, Muleshoe Police received an anonymous phone call that people were locked in a storm cellar at a residence in the 200 block of West Avenue E. Police found three men locked in a small storm cellar at that location. According to court records they had not paid their smuggling fee so Suar-Gonzales locked them up.
Gomez-Yucute admitted Monday that she not only knew what was going on but she also participated by feeding the men who were kept locked up.
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