Del Rio, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in Eagle Pass Station apprehended a convicted sex offender Wednesday.
Agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station working linewatch duties, at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday, approximately half a mile southeast of the Eagle Pass Port of Entry, Bridge I, apprehended Jose Luis Jimenez-Perez, 34, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. During processing, agents discovered that Jimenez-Perez had been convicted in Moultrie, Ga. for “statutory rape” and was senentenced to 10 years probabtion. Jimenez-Perez has numerous arrests dating back to 1997. He has been arrested for terroristic threats and acts, stalking, and driving while intoxicated. Jimenez-Perez was deported on Dec. 16, 2013.
Jimenez-Perez faces a charge of illegal re-entry – 8 USC 1326 – and his prior order of removal will be reinstated.
The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. So far during Fiscal Year 2014, which began Oct. 1, 2013, Del Rio Sector agents have apprehended 14 sex offenders. During FY13, Del Rio Sector agents apprehended 18 previously deported sex offenders. Compared to the previous fiscal year to date, sex offender arrests are on a rise in the Del Rio Sector area of responsibility.
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.