Eagle Pass Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender who, on multiple occasions, has been removed from the country.
“The security of our border is our primary mission, and apprehensions like this help to keep our communities safe,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Felix Chavez. “Our agents will remain vigilant and alert to protect the American society against dangerous criminals.”
On Aug. 8, Juan Murillo-Gomez, 37, an illegal alien from Mexico, was apprehended by Eagle Pass Border Patrol agents near the downtown area. During processing, agents discovered that Murillo-Gomez was convicted of indecency with a child-sexual contact, in Dallas, in 2003. Following that conviction Murillo-Gomez was removed to Mexico.
Murillo-Gomez was apprehended again in Houston, in 2009. He was charged with illegal re-entry and served two years incarceration and was removed to Mexico in 2013.
Murillo-Gomez faces a charge of illegal re-entry after deportation – 8 USC § 1326 – which carries a possible sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
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.