EAGLE PASS — U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Eagle Pass Station arrested a 26-year-old Honduran national and convicted sex offender in Eagle Pass Wednesday. The man was arrested after he illegally entered the United States.
Record checks revealed he has a criminal history, including a conviction in 2012 for a sex offense against a child (fondling) in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The man was sentenced to serve 255 days in prison and is registered as a sex offender. He was removed from the United States in 2013.
As a convicted felon who has been previously removed from the United States, he faces a charge of re-entry after deportation, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
All individuals arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure those with criminal history or gang affiliation are positively identified.