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Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol Arrests Sex Offender

Release Date: 
August 26, 2020

HAVANA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents identified an illegal alien with a previous conviction for a sexual related crime.

This morning, McAllen agents working in Havana, Texas, arrested four illegal aliens attempting to avoid detection while entering the United States. While processing the group, record checks for a Mexican national, later identified as Abel RODRIGUEZ-Rodriguez, revealed a previous arrest and conviction for indecency with a child sexual contact in McAllen, Texas. A judge found RODRIGUEZ-Rodriguez guilty and sentenced him to 2 years confinement.

Border Patrol referred RODRIGUEZ-Rodriguez for criminal prosecution.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.  The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

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Last modified: 
April 8, 2021