Border Patrol agents have apprehended two illegal immigrants from Central America convicted in the U.S. for sex offenses in recent days.
Customs and Border Protection announced Monday that the agents at the Eagle Pass area in Texas made arrests of two sex offenders this month in two separate incidents.
The first occurred the morning of August 9, when agents apprehended an illegal immigrant from Honduras named Franklin Alexander Rodriguez-Diaz.
During processing, agents discovered the 36-year-old had a number of convictions, including the rape of a child in Cherokee, Oklahoma. A judge ordered Rodriguez-Diaz’s removal in 1999, and he was deported back to Honduras in 2004.
The second sex offender was arrested on August 11, along with five other illegal immigrants.
CBP reports that one of the six illegal immigrants arrested was 59-year-old Marcelino Argueta-Amaya of El Salvador, a registered sex offender convicted of molesting a child in 1987 and arrested for indecent exposure in 1996. He was deported back to El Salvador in 2004.
According to CBP, both Rodriguez-Diaz and Argueta-Amay remain subject to their original removal order and will be charged with illegal re-entry. Additionally this fiscal year, area Border Patrol agents have apprehended 26 convicted sex offenders.