Authorities arrested a previously convicted Honduran sexual predator who had managed to sneak back into Texas just 47 days after having been deported. The convicted sexual predator is accused of sexually assaulting a child between the ages of 13 and 14 sometime in 2010.
U.S. Border Patrol agents in the border town of Penitas arrested last week Valentin Portillo Escobar, a 32-year-old illegal alien after determining he was in the country illegally, court records obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed. Penitas is a small rural border municipality that has a long history of being used by human smugglers who set up stash houses where they hide illegal aliens before moving them north.
On Friday, Portillo Escobar went before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dorina Ramos in McAllen who formally charged him with one count of illegal re-entry after deportation and ordered he be held without bond.
On the day of his arrest, Portillo Escobar told the agents that he had entered the country illegally on December 7 near the border city of Hidalgo. Once in custody, agents carried out a records check on Portillo Escobar and discovered that the illegal alien had been deported on October 20 through New Orleans.
Portillo Portillo Escobar was arrested in 2014 by the police department in the town of Herdon Virginia in connection with a 2010 case, a news release from the time revealed.
Court records show that he was convicted in Virginia on the charge of “carnal knowledge of a child between the ages of 13 and 14” that same year and received a three year sentence, however two of those years were suspended leading up to his deportation this year and his return to the United States, 47 days later. Portillo is listed as a registered sex offender in Virginia.