DETROIT— Border Patrol agents from the Detroit Station arrested a convicted sex offender after receiving intelligence that he illegally re-entered the United States. The subject was formally deported earlier this year.
The arrest occurred on October 28, at approximately 5:00 P.M., in White Lake Township. Agents, acting on information provided from a concerned citizen, apprehended Juan Dias-Pineda. Dias-Pineda, a 51-year-old native of Honduras, was charged and convicted in April 2020 for criminal sexual conduct with a person under thirteen years old.
Following his felony conviction in 2020, he was sentenced to 207 days confinement and five years probation. He was ordered removed by an Immigration Judge on May 6, 2021. Dias-Pineda was formally removed to Honduras on June 9, 2021.
“Our streets are safer with the criminal off the streets and out of our community,” said Acting Chief Patrol Agent Robert B. Simon. “I am extremely proud of the fast and professional work these Agents completed in a small timeframe to remove him from the streets of Michigan.”
Dias-Pineda has now been processed for a Reinstatement of a Prior Order of Removal and has been presented for prosecution to the United States Attorney’s Office for violation of 8 USC 1326(b)(2), Re-entry of an Aggravated Felon.
Concerned citizens can report unusual and/or suspicious activity anonymously by contacting Detroit Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-537-3220.