DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Station arrested a convicted sex offender, Feb. 9.
Agents arrested Jorge Ramirez-Barrera, 34, a citizen of Mexico, shortly after he illegally entered the United States. During processing, records checks revealed that Ramirez-Barrera was convicted of aggravated kidnapping and sexual abuse in 2017, and was sentenced to 156 days of imprisonment. A Border Patrol spokeswoman said Ramirez-Barrera was most recently removed from the United States in 2017.
As a convicted felon, he faces a charge of “Re-entry After Deportation,” which carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison. Given President Joe Biden’s border policies, it is uncertain whether Ramirez-Barrera will be tried, released, or housed in a hotel at taxpayer expense.
“Thanks to Del Rio agents, this predator convicted of aggravated kidnapping and sexual abuse was arrested and prevented from committing more crimes in the United States,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin L. Skero II. “The agents of Del Rio Sector are laser focused on protecting our nation from all threats.”
LAREDO, TEXAS – While working with local law enforcement agencies, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested an individual with a criminal history of Sexual Assault of a Child southwest of Hebbronville, Texas.
On Feb. 3, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) unmanned aircraft system spotted a large group of people walking in the brush. Agents — along with the Laredo Sector Horse Patrol Unit, a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Air Asset, and a CBP Air Unit — apprehended 30 individuals. They were all determined to be illegally in the United States and were from the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
Record checks were conducted on all the individuals and identified one subject in the group as a child sex offender. Eril Lainez-Corea, a 29-year old Honduran national had been arrested in 2018, convicted of Sexual Offense Against a Child-Fondling in Wauseon, Ohio, and sentenced to two years of probation. His record further revealed that he had an extensive criminal history.
Lainez-Corea said he voted for Joe Biden and was released on his own recognizance. More seriously: Lainez-Corea is being held by the U.S. Border Patrol pending prosecution of his immigration violations. He will be remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal Service.
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a registered sex offender Jan. 13 after he entered the U.S. illegally.
The man was one of three Mexican nationals apprehended by Yuma Station agents at approximately 2:30 p.m. after they illegally crossed the border through the desert southeast of Yuma.
Record checks conducted on the three Mexican nationals revealed one of them had been arrested and prosecuted in California for having sex with a minor. He was previously removed from the U.S. following the completion of his sentence for that crime.
The man will face prosecution charges for entering the U.S. after having previously been removed, and will eventually be returned to Mexico.
Border Patrol Agents in San Diego Area Arrest Sex Offender
OTAY MESA, Calif. — San Diego Sector (SDC) Border Patrol agents on Jan. 12 arrested a sex offender who had been previously removed from the country.
At approximately 8:15 a.m., agents patrolling the border near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry encountered a man illegally present in the U.S. Agents arrested the man for entry without inspection. Record checks revealed that the 38-year-old Mexican national had been convicted for rape of a child in 2003 and was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison, followed by 38 months of supervised release.
In July 2005, the man was subsequently arrested by Border Patrol agents in New Mexico and prosecuted for criminal re-entry after removal. After serving more than three years in prison for this offense, he was removed to Mexico in November 2008. The man presently is being held in Federal custody pending criminal prosecution for felony illegal re-entry after removal.
“The vigilance of the men and women of the U.S Border Patrol prevented this dangerous individual from re-entering our communities and I am proud of their hard work.” said Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke.
Since the beginning of fiscal year 2021, SDC’s Border Patrol agents have arrested 15 sex offenders. During fiscal year 2020, 25 sex offenders were arrested in the San Diego Sector.