Mexican Subject Had Been Previously Deported
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station arrested a Mexican national, convicted of sexual battery.
“Homeland security is our primary mission, but apprehensions like this help keep our communities safe,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch.
On Jan. 29, Alejandro Velasquez-Aboytes, a 29-year-old Mexican national, was apprehended by Brackettville Border Patrol agents patrolling north of Brackettville. During processing, agents discovered that in 2008, Velasquez-Aboytes had been convicted of sexual battery in Lexington, Oklahoma. Velasquez-Aboytes was sentenced to five years incarceration and served three years with a two-year suspended sentence. Velasquez-Aboytes was then ordered removed from the U.S. in March of 2009. Velasquez-Aboytes also has a prior conviction for driving under the influence in 2006 and was sentenced to a one-year suspended sentence.
Velasquez-Aboytes faces a charge of illegal re-entry after deportation – 8 USC § 1326 – which carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, and his prior order of removal will be reinstated.
The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. During FY 2016, to date, Del Rio Sector agents have apprehended 10 previously deported sex offenders. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.
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.