Eagle Pass Border Patrol Agents Arrest Two Sex Offenders
Honduran Nationals Previously Deported
Eagle Pass, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested two previously deported convicted sex offenders for illegally entering the United States over two days.
“Our agents remain vigilant and committed to safeguarding our communities,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “Convicted criminal aliens often try to avoid detection by exploiting the current immigrant crisis at our borders to illegally enter our country, and in many cases will return to the communities where they perpetrated their crimes.”
On May 7, Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass Station arrested a 35-year-old Honduran man for illegally entering the United States. Records checks performed during processing revealed he was convicted in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 2008 on four counts of sexual crimes against a child. The man was sentenced to five years confinement and was deported from the United States in April 2010.
In an unrelated incident on May 8, agents arrested a 34-year-old Honduran man for illegally entering the United States. Records checks revealed he was convicted in Brookhaven, Georgia in 2016 for child molestation. The man was sentenced to 18 months confinement and was deported from the United States in 2018.
Both men face a charge of 8 USC § 1326 – re-entry after deportation, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison.
All individuals arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol undergo record checks using biometrics to ensure those with criminal history or gang affiliation are positively identified.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.