Del Rio Sector Apprehends Convicted Sex Offender
Honduran National Previously Deported
Edwin Javier Aguilar-Paz, 37, an illegal alien from Honduras, was apprehended Sept. 19 by Border Patrol agents near Eagle Pass. During processing, agents discovered that Aguilar-Paz was convicted of sexual assault in Miami-Dade, Florida, in July 1998 and was sentenced to 30 days confinement and 10 years probation. He was deported to Honduras after completing his sentence.
Aguilar-Paz faces a charge of - 8 USC § 1326 - illegal re-entry after deportation, which carries a sentence of two years in prison.
“Del Rio Sector agents are dedicated public servants,” said Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak. “Preventing sexual predators from entering this country is another example of how their efforts benefit our community and county.”
The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which works with federal, state and local partners to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, please 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.