RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested a man with a previous conviction for sexual assault, who attempted to enter the United States illegally on Monday.
That evening, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station apprehended a Guatemalan man near Rio Grande City. The man was transported to the McAllen Station for further processing, where record checks revealed that he was arrested in 2012 by the Fairview Police Department in Bergen, N.J., and charged with sexual assault of a child. He was convicted and sentenced to three years of confinement.
The case was forwarded to the Rio Grande Valley Sector Prosecutions Office.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll-free telephone number 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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.