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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol captures: gang members, child molesters, man charged with sexual contact

Release Date: 
June 29, 2018

EDINBURG, Texas – This week, agents arrested two gang members, two child molesters, and a man charged with sexual contact.

Rio Grande City station agents arrested a Honduran national near Roma, Texas. His records revealed that he is a confirmed 18th Street Gang member.

Kingsville station agents arrested a Salvadoran national near Sarita, Texas. Records exposed the man is a confirmed 18th Street Gang member.

Weslaco agents arrested a Mexican national near Donna, Texas. Record checks showed that the man was arrested in October, 2007, by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office for indecency with a child. In 2008, the man was convicted and sentenced to three years’ confinement.

Agents assigned to the Falfurrias station apprehended a Guatemalan national near Falfurrias, Texas. His records disclosed that he was arrested in 2004 by the Redwood City, California Police Department. He was convicted and sentenced to 45 days confinement and three years’ probation for sex with a minor.

Rio Grande City station agents arrested a Salvadoran man that was arrested by the Saint Paul Police Department in Minnesota on October 1, 2017, that was charged with Sexual Contact – 3rd Degree. The man was sentenced to 36 months confinement and with 15 years probation.

All the individuals were referred for prosecution and their prior orders of removal will be reinstated.

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: 
July 2, 2018