EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrest three illegal aliens with previous convictions for sexual related crimes.
Saturday morning, agents working at the Javier Vega Jr. Checkpoint near Sarita, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national whose record checks revealed an arrest by the Montgomery County Police Department for sexual abuse of a minor. He was convicted and sentenced to one year confinement and three years’ probation.
Less than two hours later, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City station apprehended a group of illegal aliens. Records checks on a Mexican national who was in the group revealed a 2014 arrest by the Lenoir County Sheriff for second degree sexual offense. He was convicted and sentenced to 60-132 months incarceration. Checks also indicated he is a member of the Latin Kings gang.
Early Sunday morning, agents assigned to the McAllen station arrested a Mexican national, Gerardo Hurtado, near Mission, Texas after he attempted to enter the U.S. illegally. During processing, record checks revealed Hurtado had an arrest by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office for sexual assault of a child. The presiding judge sentenced him to two 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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.