DEL RIO, TEXAS—U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Comstock station apprehended a convicted sex offender Wednesday night.
Agents patrolling a local ranch encountered Eduardo Lopez-Perez, 40, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. During processing, agents discovered Lopez-Perez had been previously deported from the United States and was a registered sex offender. Criminal records checks revealed that Lopez-Perez was convicted on Oct. 26, 2007 of Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit a Sex Offense in Buffalo, Texas, and served two years confinement for that charge.
An immigration check revealed Lopez-Perez, a Mexican national, had been previously ordered removed on Nov. 2, 2004. Lopez-Perez was processed for removal from the United States and his prior order of removal will be reinstated.
For fiscal year 2013, the Del Rio sector has apprehended a total of 10 convicted sex offenders. 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.
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.