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Sexual Offenders Continue to be Arrested in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date
Fri, 12/13/2019

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to encounter criminal aliens.

On Wednesday, Rio Grande City Border Patrol agents working near Roma, Texas, arrested a Guatemalan national later identified as Ronel Esau De LEON- Baltazar for being illegally present in the United States. During processing, record checks confirmed a previous arrest in Plano, Texas for Indecency with a Child Sexual Contact. De LEON-Baltazar was subsequently convicted and sentenced to four years confinement.

The following day, Rio Grande City agents arrested a Salvadoran national after he illegally entered the United States.  Record checks revealed a previous arrest by the Los Angeles Police Department for Sexual offense on a Child under 14. A judge convicted and sentenced the man to three years confinement.

*Please note Border Patrol obtained the Ronel Esau De Leon-Baltazar picture from the Texas Public Sex Offender Website.

The Border Patrol is processing both 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: Feb 03, 2021