DEL RIO, TEXAS—U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass, Texas north station apprehended a convicted sex offender on Oct. 9.
Agents patrolling near the Eagle Pass Port of Entry encountered Antonio Huerta-Gutierrez, 38, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. During processing, agents discovered that Huerta-Gutierrez had been previously deported from the United States and was a convicted sex offender. Criminal records checks revealed Huerta-Gutierrez had a 1995 conviction out of Springfield, Ill. for aggravated criminal sexual assault and was sentenced to 27 years of incarceration.
Huerta-Gutierrez faces a charge of illegal entry and his prior order of removal will be reinstated.
For Fiscal Year 2013, Del Rio Sector agents apprehended a total of 16 convicted sex offenders. The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.