Rio Grande Valley Sector agent Arrests Convicted Sex Trafficker
MCALLEN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested a sex trafficker and a registered sex offender.
On Sunday, agents assigned to the McAllen Border Patrol station apprehended a Mexican national near Los Ebanos, Texas. During processing, his records showed that the man had a previous order of removal and an arrest by the United States Marshals in Augusta, Georgia, for transport interstate for commercialized sex. The man received a conviction and sentence to 25 months confinement and 36 months supervised released.
Later that evening, McAllen agents arrested another Mexican national near Chimney Park in Mission, Texas. His record checks revealed two prior removals and a register in the State of Ohio as a sex offender for rape. Furthermore, the man’s record also displayed charges for domestic violence and assault.
The Border Patrol is processing both subjects accordingly.
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