Border Patrol Encounters Known Sex Offender
OROVILLE, Wash. – Agents from the Oroville Border Patrol Station encountered an individual in Okanogan County who not only was in the country illegally but also failed to register as a sex offender.
On March 16, agents conducting targeted enforcement operations encountered Jorge Humberto Amador-Sandoval. Amador-Sandoval had failed to register as a sex offender as required due to his 1990 Class B felony conviction for child molestation in the first degree. Agents processed Amador-Sandoval for reinstatement of a prior order of removal and also charged him with 8 USC 1326 (Illegal Re-entry into the U.S. After Removal). Amador-Sandoval will be transferred to the Spokane County Jail to await trial.
“This person not only broke the law by entering the U.S. illegally multiple times, but continued to break the law by committing this heinous act of child molestation,” stated Acting Chief Patrol Agent David BeMiller. “Border Patrol Agents will not only remove this disgraceful criminal from our community, we will remove him from our country despite repeated attempts by the State of Washington to impede our work.”
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.