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Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender

Release Date
Thu, 11/05/2020

DEL RIO, TexasU.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station arrested a convicted sex offender, Nov. 3.

“Dangerous criminals continue their attempts to illegally enter the United States,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin L. Skero II. “I am proud of our agents who are the front line of defense against these violent felons and work tirelessly to see them prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Agents arrested Guillermo Ramirez-Ponce, 51, a citizen of Mexico, shortly after he illegally entered the United States. During processing, records checks revealed that Ramirez-Ponce was convicted of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child in San Angelo in 2002, where he was sentenced to 30 years confinement.

Ramirez-Ponce was subsequently removed from the United States in 2017.

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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Last Modified: Feb 03, 2021