U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector arrested three convicted sex offenders shortly after they illegally entered the United States.
According to Customs and Border Patrol (CPB), on Jan. 13, Brackettville agents encountered seven subjects attempting to avoid detection near Spofford, Texas, and determined they illegally entered the United States.
All subjects were apprehended and transported to the Brackettville processing center, according to USBP.
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Record checks revealed that Nicolas Agaton-Hernandez, 41, a Mexican national, had three previous felony convictions in Appleton, Wisconsin. Agaton-Hernandez was convicted of statutory enticement of a minor, and sex offense against a child in 2013.
He was sentenced to 12 months confinement for his first and second offense and four years confinement for his third offense.
Agaton-Hernandez was most recently deported in 2018.
Then on Jan. 15, Del Rio agents encountered three subjects attempting to avoid detection. All subjects were apprehended and transported to the Del Rio processing center.
Record checks revealed that Juan Jose Garcia-Ortiz, 27, a Mexican national, was convicted of online solicitation of a minor in Georgetown, Texas, in 2020. Garcia-Ortiz was sentenced to 30 days confinement and 10 years probation. He was most recently deported in 2020.
Finally, on Jan. 16, Eagle Pass agents encountered six subjects attempting to avoid detection near Eagle Pass, Texas. All subjects were apprehended and transported to the Eagle Pass processing center.
Record checks revealed that Jose Geovani Flores, 40, a Honduran national, was convicted of sexual assault second degree, in Austin, Texas, in 2010. Flores was sentenced to two years of confinement and was most recently deported in 2020.
As convicted felons, they face a charge of 8 USC § 1326 – Re-entry after Deportation, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison.