Brownsville Agents Arrest Convicted Child Predator
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents identify a child predator shortly after he illegally entered the United States.
Yesterday, Brownsville agents witnessed several subjects running north in an area well known for human smuggling attempts. Agents secured the perimeter of a field, and a search ensued. After a thorough search, agents arrested 10 illegal aliens. The subjects were transported to the station for processing. During processing, record checks for a Mexican national, later identified as Abad TORRES-Villanueva, revealed a previous arrest by the Brownsville Police Department (BPD). BPD charged him with aggravated sexual assault of a child and a judge subsequently found him guilty. TORRES-Villanueva was sentenced to five years confinement.
Border Patrol processed TORRES-Villanueva accordingly.
Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation. The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.
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.