Records checks revealed he was convicted (Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Eagle Pass, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a convicted sex offender in Eagle Pass.
“Our agents remain committed to protecting our communities,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Louie W. Collins. “Thanks to their vigilance, this dangerous individual was arrested before he could make it into the interior of the United States and potentially harm another child.”
On April 5, Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass Station arrested a 47-year-old Honduran national after he illegally entered the United States. Records checks revealed he was convicted in DeKalb County, Georgia in 2007 for child molestation. The man was sentenced to three years confinement and was removed from the United States.
As a convicted felon, the man faces a charge of 8 USC § 1326 – re-entry after deportation, which carries a maximum sentence up to 20 years in prison.
All individuals arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol undergo record checks using biometrics to ensure those with criminal history or gang affiliation are positively identified.