DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station apprehended a convicted sex offender with an extensive criminal history on April 26.
Agents patrolling on a local ranch encountered Sergio Paul Martinez-Molina, 42, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala. During processing, agents discovered that Martinez-Molina had been previously deported from the United States and was a convicted sex offender. Criminal records checks revealed that the subject was apprehended for driving under the influence and larceny by Homestead Police in Homestead, Florida, in 1995. Records checks also revealed in that in 2012 Martinez-Molina was convicted in Fairfax County, Virginia, of “Take Indecent Liberties” with a child and sentenced to five years in prison. Martinez-Molina was subsequently ordered removed from the United States via Arlington, Virginia, by an Immigration Judge in 2013.
Martinez-Molina faces a charge of illegal re-entry after deportation – 8 U.S. Code § 1326 – and his prior order of removal will be reinstated. He will be removed to his native country upon completion of all criminal proceedings.
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.