Honduran National Previously Deported
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a convicted sex offender who had been previously removed.
“Thanks to the diligent and dedicated efforts of our agents, another criminal was stopped short from entering the country,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak. “Del Rio Sector Border Patrol perpetually guards the border and will continue to interdict those who threaten our way of life.”
On Feb. 14, Eagle Pass agents detected several individuals who had illegally crossed the Rio Grande River into the United States. Agents tracked and then arrested four undocumented immigrants who were hiding in the brush just south of the downtown area. During subsequent processing, agents discovered that one of the apprehended men had been previously deported following an arrest and conviction for a sexual offense. Further research into the subject’s criminal and immigration background revealed a lengthy history with law enforcement.
The 29-year-old Honduran national originally entered the country illegally in 2006 as a juvenile near Del Rio. He was apprehended by Border Patrol and placed into a juvenile shelter, per CBP guidelines. Record checks reveal that the individual had to be transferred to other facilities due to a reported assault on staff members later on that year. The man was then arrested on two later occasions in Coffee County, Georgia for driving without a valid license in 2009 and 2010. He utilized an alias each time. He was last deported in 2013 after being arrested by the New York City Police Department for “Forcibly Touching Another Person’s Sexual/Intimate Parts,” and serving the associated jail time.
The man will be charged with being in the United States illegally and his prior order of deportation 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 2017, to date, Del Rio Sector agents have apprehended 10 previously deported sex offenders. To report suspicious activity, call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.