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South Texas Border Patrol Agents Arrest Two Convicted Sex Offenders

Release Date: 
May 17, 2021

EDINBURG, Texas – McAllen Border Patrol Station agents arrest two migrants with convictions for sex offenses.

Saturday evening, McAllen agents working near Abrams, Texas, apprehended a group of ten migrants, including one unaccompanied child, shortly after illegally entering the United States. Criminal records checks revealed that a 28 year old Salvadoran man within that group, Raul SANCHEZ-Sanchez, was previously arrested by the Moses Lake Police Department in Washington for Rape of a Child-3. In 2016, SANCHEZ-Sanchez was found guilty and sentenced to 34 months imprisonment and 36 months of community service.  

Early this morning, agents working near Anzalduas Park in south Mission, Texas, encountered a 49 year old Salvadoran man that had illegally entered into the United States. The man, later identified as, Rafael RAUDA-Lopez, was transported to the McAllen Border Patrol Station where records checks revealed a previous arrest by the New York City Police Department for Sexual Contact of a 9 year old female child in 2014. RAUDA-Lopez was convicted in 2016 for Sexual Abuse 2nd: Sexual Contact with Person Less Than 14 Years Old and sentenced to 1 year in jail.

Border Patrol processed the subjects accordingly.

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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 ~CBP~

Last modified: 
May 17, 2021