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Sexual Predators Arrested by Rio Grande Valley Agents….Again

Release Date
Thu, 06/04/2020

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrest three illegal aliens with previous convictions for sexual related crimes.

Last Thursday, Weslaco agents working near Donna, Texas, arrested a Mexican national whose record checks revealed an arrest by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office for aggravated sexual assault of a child. Eliud Rios-Espinosa was convicted and sentenced to five years confinement.

Yesterday afternoon, Kingsville agents on patrol on the vast ranch lands of Kleberg County arrested nine illegal aliens attempting to circumvent the Javier Vega Jr. Checkpoint. During processing, one of the subject’s record checks revealed an arrest by the Jamestown Kentucky Police Department (JKPD). The JKPD charged the Mexican national with rape in the 3rd degree and assault on a child (4th degree-child abuse). Record checks indicated the man has an outstanding warrant for his arrest related to the aforementioned incidents.

That same night, Weslaco agents working near Progreso, Texas, arrested a Mexican national later identified as Jared Villareal-De La Fuente after entering the U.S. illegally. During processing, record checks revealed an arrest by the Mercedes Texas Police Department (MPD). MPD charged him with indecency with a child/sexual contact. The presiding judge sentenced the Villareal-De La Fuente to five years confinement.

Border Patrol is processing the 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.

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: Feb 03, 2021