Honduran National Had Been Previously Deported
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station arrested a convicted sex offender who had been previously removed.
“Agents thwarted the illegal entry of another convicted sex offender,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak. “This significant arrest is the result of the work done by our agents, and another example of the important role we play in national security.”
On Dec. 11, Azaraias Alvarado-Almendarez, 32, an undocumented immigrant from Honduras, was apprehended by Border Patrol agents along with two other subjects near Uvalde. During processing, agents discovered that in March 2009, Alvarado-Almendarez was convicted of sexual assault of a child in Bradenton, Florida. Alvarado-Almendarez was sentenced to 10 years incarceration and was deported back to Honduras on July 15, 2016.
Alvarado-Almendarez faces a charge of illegal re-entry after deportation – 8 USC § 1326 – which carries a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison.
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.