Mexican Subject Had Been Previously Deported
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station arrested a Mexican national, convicted of sexual assault, who had been previously deported.
“The security of our nation's borders is the primary goal of the U.S. Border Patrol,” said Chief Patrol Agent, Del Rio Sector Rodolfo Karisch. “I would like to commend the men and women of the Border Patrol for a job well done in preventing these types of criminals from making it into our communites.”
On Nov. 10, Raul Sosa-Bustos, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, was apprehended by Eagle Pass South Border Patrol agents on a local ranch. During processing, agents discovered that Sosa-Bustos was convicted of sexual assault. Criminal records checks revealed that Sosa-Bustos was arrested in Harrisonburg, Virginia for felony rape, attempted forcible sodomy and two counts of breaking and entering on May 18, 1996. On Nov. 26, 1996, Sosa-Bustos was sentenced to one year and two months confinement and subsequently removed to Mexico. On March 9, 2005, Sosa-Bustos was arrested again in Harrisonburg, Virginia by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, he served 10 years in prison for his previous crimes and was deported to Mexico on Oct. 14, 2015. Sosa-Bustos also has criminal history that includes manufacture, sale, and possession of a controlled substance.
Sosa-Bustos faces a charge of illegal re-entry after deportation - 8 USC § 1326 – which carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, and 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. During FY 2016, to date, Del Rio Sector agents have apprehended six previously deported sex offenders. 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.