DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs and Brackettville stations apprehended two convicted sex offenders in separate incidents over the weekend.
“Apprehensions like these highlight our commitment to the safety and security of our communities,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak. “Our agents work diligently every day to prevent dangerous individuals, like these two sex offenders, from entering our the county.”
On Jan. 24, Border Patrol agents from the Carrizo Springs Station arrested a 53-year-old Mexican national for illegal entry into the United States. Records checks revealed he was convicted in 2012 for child molestation in Decatur, Illinois. The man served five years of a 10-year sentence and was removed from the United States in April 2017.
On Jan. 27, Border Patrol agents from the Brackettville Station arrested a 48-year-old Mexican national for illegal entry into the United States. Records checks revealed he was arrested and convicted in 1996 of rape in La Grange, Kentucky. The man served two years of a five-year sentence and was removed from the United States in September 1998.
Both individuals face prosecution for 8 USC § 1326 – illegal reentry after removal, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
All individuals arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure those with criminal history or gang affiliation are positively identified.
The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll-free number at 1-866-511-8727.