Border Patrol arrests convicted rapist and pedophiles crossing southern border

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Border Patrol agents apprehended four sex offenders, including a rapist and men convicted of child sex offenses, attempting to cross the southern border, as officers continue to deal with massive numbers of migrants.

In a news release, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said officers in the Rio Grande Valley area of ​​Texas arrested four convicted sex offenders, along with 22 gang members.

On August 5, officers arrested a Guatemalan national who had previously been arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 by force and was sentenced to 22 years in prison.

Officers also arrested a group of six migrants that day, including a Salvadoran national who had been convicted of indecent assault with a child in Houston in 2016, a crime for which he was sentenced to 10 years probation.


A U.S. Border Patrol agent stands on a cliff looking for migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border wall near the town of Sasabe, Arizona, January 23, 2022.
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A day later, a group of three near the Rio Grande Valley included a Mexican national who had previously been convicted of rape and sentenced to a year in prison in Portland, Oregon. He had already been expelled.

Hours later, Brownsville officers arrested a group of four migrants, including a 32-year-old Mexican national who had previously been deported after being arrested and convicted of child cruelty and transmitting child pornography in Florida.

This week, officers arrested an illegal Mexican immigrant with a prior arrest for sexually assaulting a child under 11 in South Carolina. He had been found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

CBP also said officers arrested 22 gang members, including members of the MS-13 and 18th Street gangs. MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, was formed in Los Angeles by Central American immigrants and spread across the continent. Its motto would be “mata, viola, controla” – “kill, violate, control”.

A caravan of migrants overtakes Mexican forces on October 23, 2021.

A caravan of migrants overtakes Mexican forces on October 23, 2021.
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Arrests come as a Mexican illegal immigrant who entered the United States earlier this year was convicted of possession of child pornography.

Christian Dolores Munoz-De La Rosa, a 24-year-old Mexican national, pleaded guilty to transportation and possession of child pornography, the Justice Department announced last week.


Munoz-De La Rosa admitted to being part of a group of illegal immigrants arrested near Carrizo Springs, Texas in June. When he was arrested, authorities looked at his phones and found the illegal footage.

The phone contained 116 images of children, some involving children as young as 3 years old.

Munoz-De La Rosa faces up to 20 years in prison when sentenced in November. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said the investigation was conducted by its Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit in conjunction with the US Border Patrol.

Last week, officers in the Rio Grande Valley arrested five convicted sex offenders, including a Salvadoran MS-13 gang member with a criminal record for carnal relationship with a child, a Mexican with a previous conviction for lewd and lascivious acts with a child and a Peruvian with a previous conviction for rape of a victim under 17 years of age.


Border Patrol has arrested 8,354 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions so far this fiscal year, including 248 for sex offenses.

Although this is only a small percentage of the more than 200,000 migrants that Border Patrol agents encountered each month, it does not represent the more than 500,000 migrants who passed the agents.


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