Ten convicted sex offenders were arrested in Texas in just one week for illegally crossing the border
Ten convicted sex offenders arrested in Texas in just one week after illegally crossing the border
- CBP said on Wednesday that between May 17 and May 24, 10 convicted sex offenders were arrested by Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents.
- Four people from Mexico and Honduras have been convicted of child sexual assault
- Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested 95 persons with convictions for sexual assault at the border since October 1
As many as 10 convicted sex offenders were arrested last week by the US Border Patrol along a 245-mile stretch of the United States-Mexico border region in Texas.
The arrests were made by agents assigned to the Del Rio sector in the week of May 17 to May 24, according to data released by US Customs and Border Protection.
Between May 17 and May 23, Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents arrested four individuals from Mexico and Honduras who had been convicted of child sexual abuse in the past.
The Del Rio sector of U.S. Customs and Border Protection has arrested 10 convicted sex offenders for illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas from May 17 to May 24, according to data released Wednesday. Pictured above is an undocumented immigrant being held by the US Border Patrol
Data also showed that Del Rio Sector 95 recorded arrests of convicted sex offenders – a 3,166% increase since the start of fiscal year 2021 – October 1, 2020 – compared to the same timeframe of the previous fiscal year. Pictured above is a group of migrants being led away by agents from Del Rio Sector Border Patrol
One of the Mexican citizens was convicted of sexual assault on a child under the age of 14. Another resident of Mexico had been convicted of sexual behavior with a child under the age of 13.
A Honduran citizen who was intercepted for illegally crossing the border between the United States and Mexico was found to have been convicted of second-degree sexual assault against a minor.
Del Rio Sector border agents detained two Mexicans on May 24. One of the individuals had been convicted of lewd and lascivious molestation.
US Border Patrol agents from CBP’s Del Rio Sector’s Uvalde Station are guarding a group of migrants detained on Thursday after being tracked for more than four hours crossing the US-Mexico border.
“The majority of these criminals have been apprehended in the most remote areas of our industry in an effort to avoid detection by crossing far from populated areas,” said Austin L. Skero II, Del Rio’s chief patrol agent.
“Our agents’ skills to cut and follow signs were essential in catching these criminals so they could not infiltrate our communities.”
Data also showed that Del Rio Sector 95 recorded arrests of convicted sex offenders – a 3,166% increase since the start of fiscal year 2021 – October 1, 2020 – compared to the same timeframe of the previous fiscal year.
A CBP report released on May 11 showed that in April border guards encountered 178,622 undocumented immigrants attempting to enter the United States, exceeding the March total of 5,274.
U.S. border security agents in the Del Rio sector stopped 21,750 migrants in April after intercepting 20,051 people in the previous month.
According to CBP, the Del Rio sector has 10 border stations responsible for vigilance along the Rio Grande and Lake Amistad that forms the US-Mexico border.