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Attorney: US to release Guatemalan teen

Daniel Wicks & Bernard Pastor taken today at the Morrow County Sheriff's Office (Source: Wicks Family) Daniel Wicks & Bernard Pastor taken today at the Morrow County Sheriff's Office (Source: Wicks Family)

CINCINNATI (AP) - A lawyer for an 18-year-old Guatemalan native and Reading High School graduate facing deportation says federal officials will release the teen from a holding facility in Ohio and defer his case for a year.

Attorney David Leopold says Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials notified him that they would release Bernard Pastor Friday afternoon.

ICE officials did not immediately return calls for comment.

Pastor's supporters have staged rallies and online campaigns in an effort to halt his return to a country he left at age 3. Pastor, of the Cincinnati-area, was arrested last month after failing to produce a driver's license following an auto accident.

ICE officials held off on deporting him after U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rep. Steve Driehaus, D-Cincinnati, intervened.

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