Border Patrol Arrests Child Molester Trying to Re-enter the Country
COMSTOCK, TX – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender after he attempted to re-enter the country.
Agents at the Comstock Station detained a 30-year-old Mexican citizen who has been convicted for the rape of a child in 2009 and the for aggravated sexual abuse of a child in 2010. In 2015 he was issued a Final Order of Removal and was removed from the country.
“Our agents work hard to keep these predators out of our communities,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “I am proud of our agents and the work they do to keep our border secure.”
The suspect's prior order of removal will be reinstated and he faces a felony charge of 8 USC § 1326 – illegal reentry after deportation – which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
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