A man who was convicted of raping a child in Brazil was arrested near his West Tisbury residence last week, according to federal officials. 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrested Saulo Cardoso Ferreira, 37, saying he is wanted by Brazilian law enforcement authorities for failing to serve a 14-year prison sentence from his 2019 conviction. 

ICE formally announced the Nov. 14 vehicle stop arrest in a statement Monday and said Mr. Cardoso Ferreira remains in custody in Boston. 

The Boston Enforcement and Removal Operations team at ICE learned Mr. Cardoso Ferreira was on the Island in late September and served him with a notice to appear before an immigration judge. 

He was unlawfully in the U.S., according to ICE, and it is not clear when he entered the country. In 2019, Mr. Cardoso Ferreira failed to appear for his sentence in court in the Brazilian town of Sorriso. He had multiple convictions for raping a child, according to authorities. 

“This undocumented Brazilian national represented a significant threat to the inhabitants of Martha’s Vineyard,” said ERO Boston field office director Todd Lyons.