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Border Patrol Agents Warn ‘Increase in Convicted Sex Offenders Entering the Country Illegally’

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Since March 14th, 2021, in only the Del Rio Sector, Border Patrol agents have arrested seven convicted sex offenders. Three men were apprehended within hours of each other on March 25. “We continue to see an increase in convicted sex offenders entering the country illegally” warned Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin L. Skero II after the arrests on March 25.

Thursday of last week around 8 a.m., agents arrested a Mexican male unlawfully in the United States. A records check showed he had been convicted of sexual assault of two minors in 2014 and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection press release stated the individual had been kicked out of the country in 2017.

Just over two hours later, agents in another sector of the Del Rio Sector arrested a large group of individuals who had entered the U.S. illegally. Records checks conducted showed two men had previous convictions for sexual offenses.

All three “predators had convictions for aggravated criminal sexual abuse and sexual assault of minors” said Skero II who quickly credited “our agents and law enforcement partners for quickly identifying them and ensuring that they do not make it into our communities.”

The press release gave details of the three men’s pasts. “The first man was convicted of sexual assault of a child in 2015 and sentenced to five years probation. He was most recently removed from the United States in 2015. The second man was convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in 2009 and sentenced to two years probation. He was most recently removed from the United States in 2009.”