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Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrest convicted sex offender

Release Date: 
April 1, 2015

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017