Mexican National Previously Removed
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass South Station arrested a convicted sex offender who had been removed from the United States.
“This arrest highlights the dedication of our agents to safeguard our communities from sexual predators who commit these heinous acts,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Felix Chavez.
On Feb. 23, an agent assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station apprehended Luis Pruneda-Montemayor, 54, who was in the United States illegally. During processing, agents discovered that Pruneda-Montemayor was convicted of aggravated sexual assault in San Antonio on April 12, 1986. He was deported to Mexico on Feb. 13, 2009.
Pruneda-Montemayor faces a charge of 8 USC § 1326 – illegal reentry after deportation – which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. His prior order 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. 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.