A recent string of arrests of convicted sex offenders – including pedophiles – has occurred at the U.S. southern border.
According to a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) press release, “Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three criminal aliens with prior convictions for sexual offenses.”
On Monday, agents apprehended a male Guatemalan national after he illegally entered the country.
“During processing, record checks revealed the subject, later identified as MARTINEZ, Jose Estuardo, was arrested in 2013 for indecency with a child/sexual contact by the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Martinez was subsequently found guilty and sentenced to 8 years probation,” CBP notes.
Hours later Border Patrol agents also apprehended a Mexican national illegally present in the U.S.
“At the station, the subject’s criminal history revealed an arrest in 2015 for rape by the Sandy Springs Police Department in Sandy Springs, Georgia. The individual was subsequently found guilty and sentenced to 20 years confinement, of which he served 5 years,” CBP notes.
What’s more, a group of nine illegal aliens was apprehended in Texas, and one member – Tony Canales-Velasquez – had a prior conviction for indecency with a child.