Honduran and Mexican Subjects Had Been Previously Deported
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station and Eagle Pass Station arrested a Honduran national convicted of criminal sexual conduct and a Mexican national convicted of statutory rape.
“The men and women of the United States Border Patrol are dedicated individuals who are committed to protecting and serving our citizens” said Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch, U.S. Border Patrol, Del Rio Sector. “The apprehension of convicted sex offenders is one of the many ways we accomplish this goal.”
On March 11, a 26-year-old Honduran national, was apprehended by Eagle Pass Border Patrol agents patrolling the Rio Grande River. During processing, agents discovered that the subject was convicted of two counts of sexual conduct in Hennepin County, Minnesota in 2010. The subject was sentenced to four years incarceration and served three years and was subsequently ordered removed from the U.S. in Jan. 2013. The subject also has prior convictions for burglary and driving under the influence.
Also on March 11, a 21-year-old Mexican national, was apprehended by Carrizo Springs Border Patrol agents patrolling on a local ranch. During processing, agents discovered that the subject was convicted of statutory rape in Atkinson County, Georgia in 2014. The subject was sentenced to one year incarceration and four years probation and was subsequently ordered removed from the U.S. in June 2015. The subject also has prior convictions for theft and possession of tools for commission of a crime.
Both subjects face charges of illegal re-entry after deportation – 8 USC § 1326 – which carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, and their prior orders 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. During FY 2016, to date, Del Rio Sector agents have apprehended 11 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.