U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a convicted sex offender, Sept. 22.
Agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested Israel Picon-Monzon, 31, a citizen of Guatemala, shortly after he entered the United States illegally. During processing, agents discovered that Picon-Monzon was convicted of Sexual Penetration of a Minor (upon person 13 or older but under 16 years of age) in Lovington, New Mexico in 2009 and sentenced to 36 months incarceration.
Picon-Monzon was most recently removed from the United States in 2012.
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.
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