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Rio Grande Valley Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender

Release Date: 
July 31, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents identify an illegal alien with a previous conviction for a sexually related crime.

Yesterday, Fort Brown agents working near Brownsville, Texas, arrested multiple illegal aliens after they illegally entered the United States. During processing, record checks for a female Mexican national, later identified as Maria Guadalupe PEINADO-Sanchez, revealed a previous arrest by the Foley, Alabama Police Department. A judge found her guilty of being complicit of aiding and abetting the sexual abuse of a child. The judge sentenced her to 10 years confinement, which was subsequently reduced to three years probation.

Border Patrol referred PEINADO-Sanchez for criminal prosecution.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

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: 
July 31, 2020