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Police: Local sex offender lands behind bars after being in the presence of children

December 18, 2018


EAGLE PASS - A registered sex offender was arrested after his state parole officer said he violated his parole and probation restrictions of "being in the presence of children".

Benjamin Mendez, who was caught by Border Patrol agents after a failed flee attempt, was turned over to Police, according to an Eagle Pass Police Department press release.

On Monday, Mendez was presented before a magistrate and remanded to the Tom Bowles Detention Center in lieu of no bond.  

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