Del Rio Border Patrol Agents Apprehend MS-13 Gang Member Convicted of Aggravated Sexual Battery
Mexican National Previously Deported
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station arrested a Mexican national who had been convicted of aggravated sexual battery.
“Our agents have thwarted another convicted felon and MS-13 gang member from further entry into the United States,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Felix Chavez. “The apprehension of this serious offender is a result of our agents’ readiness and their commitment to protecting our communities.”
On Jan. 9, Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican national soon after his illegal entry into the United States, south of Brackettville. During processing at the Brackettville Station, agents discovered that Miguel Dominguez, 40, had been convicted of aggravated sexual battery in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 8, 2005, and was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison. Agents also discovered he was a confirmed MS-13 gang member. Records checks show that Dominguez was deported to Mexico in 2013.
Dominguez faces a charge of 8 USC § 1326 – illegal reentry after deportation – which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. His prior order of removal will be reinstated.
The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, 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.