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RGV Agents Arrest Three Convicted Sex Offenders

Release Date: 
April 15, 2021

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested three illegal aliens with prior convictions for sexual crimes against children.

On Tuesday, Brownsville Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of nine illegal aliens in Brownsville, Texas.  During processing, agents discovered that a Honduran national, had a conviction in Watonwan County, Minnesota for criminal sex conduct with a victim under 13 years old, a 2nd degree felony. 

Yesterday morning, McAllen Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of 15 illegal aliens near Hidalgo, Texas.  Record checks revealed, Juan Carlos Godoy-Velasquez, a Honduran national, had a prior arrest by the Winchester, Virginia, Police Department (WPD) in 2018.  WPD charged him with aggravated sexual battery of a victim less than 13 years old. The subject was convicted and sentenced to five years confinement.  Within the group were two children traveling without a guardian. 

Yesterday afternoon, Rio Grande City Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of 15 illegal aliens near Roma, Texas.  During processing, it was discovered that an El Salvadoran national had a prior arrest by the Gwinnett County, Georgia, Police Department (GCPD) in 2016.  GCPD charged him with aggravated child molestation.  The subject was convicted and sentenced to five years confinement.  Within the group was a child traveling without a guardian. 

Border Patrol processed all subjects accordingly.

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.  The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

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Last modified: 
April 15, 2021