DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station apprehended a convicted sex offender on Feb. 9.
Agents patrolling near the Rio Grande River encountered Sinai Gomez-Yanez, 35, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. During processing, agents discovered that Gomez-Yanez had been previously deported from the United States and was a convicted sex offender. Criminal records checks revealed Gomez-Yanez was convicted in Dallas in 2012 for indecency with child, a third-degree felony. He was sentenced to five years’ probation and subsequently deported, due to his conviction.
Gomez-Yanez now faces a charge of illegal entry - 8 USC 1326 - and his prior order of removal will be reinstated.
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. During FY 2015, which started Oct. 1, 2014, Del Rio Sector agents have apprehended three previously deported sex offenders. 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.