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Convicted Rapist Arrested by RGV Border Patrol Agents

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MISSION, Texas – McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents arrested two illegal aliens with violent criminal history to include rape and sexual assault.

On Friday, March 19, 2021, MCS agents apprehended a group of eight illegal aliens near Mission, Texas. During processing, agents discovered that one subject, later identified as MORENO-Jose, a Honduran national, had a prior arrest by the Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD) in New York in 2007.  SCPD charged the subject with rape forcible compulsion and course of sexual conduct against a child.  The subject was convicted and sentenced to nine years.

Yesterday evening, MCS agents again working near Mission, Texas, arrested a Honduran national, later identified as RIVERA-Rosales, Jonathan, after he illegal entered the United States. During processing, record checks for Rivera-Rosales, revealed a previous arrest by the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin for 2nd degree sexual assault of a child. Rivera-Rosales was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years probation.

All subjects were be processed 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.

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  • Last Modified: October 5, 2022