Border agents arrest previously convicted sex offender attempting to enter U.S.

Border agents arrest previously convicted sex offender attempting to enter U.S.
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Eagle Pass, Texas (KOLD News 13) - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a convicted sex offender after after they say he entered the United States illegally on Sept. 20, 2020

Agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested 38-year-old Rigoberto Ortiz-Martinez, who is a citizen of Mexico.

During processing, agents discovered that Ortiz-Martinez was convicted of rape-strong arm and sex offense against child-fondling (indecent liberties with a child) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 2019 and was sentenced to 26 months confinement incarceration.

Officials say Ortiz-Martinez was most recently removed from the United States in 2017.

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