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Convicted sex offender arrested by Alpine Border Patrol agents

Texas DPS along with Border Patrol agents from Alpine Station encountered a group of undocumented migrants traveling on Hwy 90, west of Alpine.
Credit: Scott Eisen/Getty Images

ALPINE, Texas — Alpine Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender early in the morning of Oct. 14, 2021.

According to a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Texas Department of Public Safety officers, along with Border Patrol agents from Alpine Station encountered a group of undocumented migrants traveling on U.S. Hwy. 90, west of Alpine.

During processing, one of the men was found to be a registered sex offender. Records show the undocumented migrant, a citizen of Mexico, was charged and convicted of aggravated criminal sex abuse of a victim under 13, sex offense against child-fondling and was sentenced to 48 months of probation on June 25, 2021.

The Mexican national was most recently removed from the United States in August 2021. He is being referred for criminal prosecution for re-entry after deportation.

Big Bend Sector partners with many local and state law enforcement entities to keep our border communities safe. If you see something suspicious, report it by contacting the 24/7 hotline at 866-581-7549.