DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station apprehended a convicted sex offender on March 2.
Agents patrolling near the Rio Grande River encountered Javier Cruz-Vasquez, 26, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. During processing, agents discovered that Cruz-Vasquez had been previously deported from the United States and was a convicted sex offender. Criminal records checks revealed Cruz-Vasquez was convicted of a felony in Riverside, Calif. in 2011 for lewd acts with a child under 14. He was sentenced to 270 days in jail and 36 months probation.
Cruz-Vasquez faces a charge of illegal entry after removal - 8 USC 1326 - and his prior order of removal will be reinstated.
The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. 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.