Eagle Pass Border Patrol Agents Nab Sex Offender
Del Rio, Texas - CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station apprehended a previously deported sex offender Friday evening.
Agents patrolling in Eagle Pass near the Rio Grande River encountered Oscar Sanchez-Pineda, 39, an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador. During processing, agents discovered that Sanchez had been previously deported from the United States. Criminal records checks revealed that in 2008, Sanchez was convicted of sexual contact with an individual under the age of 11. At that time, Sanchez was sentenced to four months incarceration and 10 years probation. After completing his sentence he was removed from the country by an immigration judge and deported to El Salvador.
Sanchez will be processed for removal from the United States and his prior order of removal will be reinstated.
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.