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Law Enforcement Cooperation in Laredo Sector Leads to Arrest of Child Sex Offender

Release Date: 
February 5, 2021

LAREDO, TEXAS – While working with local law enforcement agencies, United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the Hebbronville Station, arrested an individual with a criminal history of Sexual Assault of a Child southwest of Hebbronville, Texas.

The event occurred around mid-morning of February 3, after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) unmanned aircraft system, spotted a large group of people walking in the brush.  Agents, along with Laredo Sector Horse Patrol Unit, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Air Asset, and a CBP Air Unit, responded and apprehended 30 individuals.  They were all determined to be illegally in the United States and were from the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Record checks were conducted on all the individuals and revealed that one subject in the group was identified as a child sex offender.  Eril Lainez-Corea, a 29-year old Honduran national had been arrested in 2018, convicted of Sexual Offense Against a Child-Fondling in Wauseon, Ohio, and sentenced to two years of probation.  His record further revealed that he had an extensive criminal history.Law Enforcement Cooperation in Laredo Sector Leads to Arrest of Child Sex Offender

Lainez-Corea is being held by the U.S. Border Patrol pending prosecution of his immigration violations.  He will be remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal Service.

This arrest continues to highlight the dangers that illegal immigration poses to our country.  Without properly vetting individuals for admittance, dangerous criminals such as this, endanger our communities by showing a lack of regard for our country’s laws.  The agents of the Laredo Sector are committed to their duties of protecting the American people, safeguarding our borders, and enhancing the Nation’s economic prosperity.

To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.  If you see something, please say something.  You can also follow us on our social media platforms on Twitter and Instagram @usbpchieflrt and @usbpdepchieflrt and on Facebook at US Border Patrol Laredo Sector. 

Last modified: 
February 5, 2021