Salvadoran Subject Had Been Previously Deported
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station apprehended a convicted sex offender who had been previously deported.
“Our Border Patrol agents’ efforts and unwavering commitment to the mission of protecting our nation’s borders demonstrate great diligence and perseverance,” said Chief Patrol Agent, Del Rio Sector, Rodolfo Karisch. “Their outstanding efforts, allow us to keep our communities safe.”
On Dec. 3, agents patrolling near a local ranch in Eagle Pass apprehended Julio Cesar Caceres-Paz, 33, a previously deported Salvadoran national. During processing, agents discovered that Caceres-Paz was a convicted sex offender. Records revealed Caceres-Paz was convicted in Harris County in 2011 for indecency with a child. Caceres-Paz was sentenced to three years confinement and subsequently deported in 2013.
Caceres-Paz faces a charge of illegal re-entry after deportation – 8 USC § 1326 – which carries a possible sentence of up to 20 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. During FY 2016, to date, Del Rio Sector agents have apprehended six previously deported sex offenders. 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.