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Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Convicted Sex Offender

Release Date: 
September 22, 2020
EAGLE PASS, Texas
For More Information: 
Del Rio Sector Communications Branch, (830) 778-7050, www.cbp.gov

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a convicted sex offender, Sept. 20.

Agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested Rigoberto Ortiz-Martinez, 38, a citizen of Mexico, shortly after he entered the United States illegally. During processing, agents discovered that Ortiz-Martinez was convicted of rape-strong arm and sex offense against child-fondling (indecent liberties with a child) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 2019 and was sentenced to 26 months confinement incarceration.

 

Ortiz-Martinez was most recently removed from the United States in 2017. Since the beginning of September, Del Rio Sector has arrested five sex offenders, all of which have been previously deported from the United States.

 

As a convicted felon, he faces a charge of 8 USC § 1326 – Re-entry After Deportation, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

 

To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.

 

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Interviews may be available upon request and can be arranged by contacting the number listed above.

 

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021