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RGV Agents Identify Two Sexual Predators

Release Date: 
February 22, 2021

EDINBURG, Texas – Over the weekend, McAllen Border Patrol (MCS) agents arrested two illegal aliens with previous arrests and convictions for sexual related crimes.

Saturday morning, MCS agents apprehended twelve individuals shortly after illegally entering the United States. During processing, record checks for a Mexican national, revealed an arrest and conviction for Sexual Assault 1st Degree by the Wallingford Police Department in Connecticut. The man was subsequently sentenced to four years confinement.

Hours later, MCS agents working in Granjeno, Texas, arrested a Honduran national after he was rafted across the Rio Grande. During processing, record checks for the man, revealed a previous arrest by the Leesburg Sheriff’s Office in Virginia for Indecent Liberties with child under 15 years old. The man was found guilty and was sentenced to two years confinement.

Border Patrol processed both 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: 
February 22, 2021