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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Arrests Sex Offenders

Release Date: 
October 11, 2018

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested three sex offenders in separate incidents.

On Tuesday, McAllen agents arrested a Mexican national after he illegally entered the United States near Mission, Texas. During processing, record checks revealed a previous arrest by the McAllen, Texas, Police Department for indecency with a child, which resulted in a three-year prison sentence.

That afternoon, Fort Brown agents arrested a Mexican national near Brownsville, Texas. Record checks revealed a previous conviction in Greer, South Carolina, for criminal sexual conduct with a minor, resulting in a sentence of 12 years in prison.

On Wednesday, agents arrested a Salvadoran national after he attempted to circumvent the checkpoint through the dense brush. Record checks revealed a previous arrest by the Dallas Police Department for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

The Border Patrol is processing the subjects accordingly.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382. 

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Last modified: 
October 11, 2018