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Child Predator Arrested by Rio Grande Valley Agents at the Border

Release Date: 
July 13, 2020

ROMA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol discovers a Guatemalan national with a conviction for sexual assault.

On Sunday evening, Rio Grande City agents working near Roma, Texas, arrested a Guatemalan national, later identified as Elmer GOMEZ-Chilmer. Record checks for GOMEZ-Chilmer revealed a previous arrest and conviction in Santa Ana, California, for sex with a minor. GOMEZ-Chilmer received three years probation.

Border Patrol referred GOMEZ-Chilmer for criminal prosecution.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

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.

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Last modified: 
July 13, 2020