EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two illegal aliens with previous convictions for sexual assault.
On Monday, Brownsville agents arrested a Honduran national whose record checks revealed a previous arrest in Tennessee by the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO). SCSO charged the man, later identified as Juan Carlos Cornejo-Aleman, with aggravated statutory rape. The man received as sentence of four years confinement for the crime.
This morning, Kingsville agents, utilizing a small unmanned aircraft system, arrested a Mexican national, later identified as Gregorio Olivarez-Aguilar, who was attempting to circumvent via the ranch lands of Kenedy County. During processing, record checks revealed an arrest in Washington state. Olivarez-Aguilar was charged and convicted of rape of a child and received 26 months confinement. Additionally, record checks also revealed a previous arrest in Washington state by the Kent Police Department for kidnapping.
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.