DEL RIO, TEXAS—U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass North Station apprehended a convicted sex offender early this morning.
Agents on routine patrol encountered a man entering the United States at a point not designated for international traffic. The subject, identified as Acxel Jeobanni Ambrocio-Castañeda, 20, was determined to be a citizen of Guatemala. Ambrocio-Castañeda was taken to the Eagle Pass North Border Patrol Station, where records checks revealed he was a registered sex offender.
Records showed that Ambrocio-Castañeda was arrested in 2010 in Jackson County, Oregon on multiple felony sexual assault counts. He was subsequently convicted of second degree sexual abuse. Despite being 17 years old, Ambrocio-Castañeda was tried and convicted as an adult, and sentenced to 16 months in prison. Following his incarceration, an immigration judge ordered Ambrocio-Castañeda removed from the country and he was deported to Guatemala on Dec. 6, 2011.
Ambrocio-Castañeda will be charged with illegal entry - 8 USC 1325 - and his order of removal will be reinstated.
So far, during fiscal year 2013, Del Rio Sector agents have apprehended a total of 12 convicted sex offenders. 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.
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.