Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Arrests Sex Offenders
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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.