EL PASO — A transgender woman arrested by federal agents in a courthouse as she obtained a protective order against an abusive boyfriend was sentenced to time served on her immigration charge.

A federal grand jury in El Paso indicted Irvin Gonzalez Torres on one count of illegal re-entry into the United States after her Feb. 9 arrest in the El Paso County Courthouse.

Although U.S. District Judge Frank Montalvo sentenced the 33-year-old Mexican national to time served on Thursday, she remains in state custody on a forgery charge.

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