BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley apprehended a registered sex offender with local ties.
Wednesday morning, Brownsville agents arrested Bienvenido Alberto BONILLA-Ponce, a Honduran national who was apprehended shortly after illegally entering into the U.S. BONILLA-Ponce was observed jumping over a fence near the IDEA Riverview campus. BONILLA-Ponce was quickly taken into custody. During processing, record checks revealed he has a previous conviction for indecency with a child out of Cameron County, Texas. BONILLA-Ponce was sentenced to five years confinement for that conviction.
Border Patrol is processing BONILLA-Ponce accordingly.
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