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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Stops Two Child Sex Predators

Release Date: 
December 3, 2018

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

On Saturday, Fort Brown agents apprehended a group of eight illegal aliens near Isla Blanca Park in South Padre Island, Texas. While processing the group, agents identified one of the illegal aliens as a recidivist alien with a prior arrest and conviction in St. Paul, Minnesota, for sexual exploitation of a minor – sexual performance.

The following night, McAllen agents working near Mission, Texas, encountered a Guatemalan man after he illegally entered the United States. During processing, the subject’s record checks revealed a previous arrest and conviction in Manatee County, Florida, for obscene communication, travel to meet after use of computer to lure 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: 
December 3, 2018