DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector arrested a convicted sex offender shortly after he illegally entered the United States.
On May 3, at 3:11 a.m., Carrizo Springs agents apprehended a group of 22 subjects. They were transported to the Carrizo Springs Border Patrol Station for processing. During processing, record checks revealed that one subject, a Guatemalan national, Ramiro Estuhardy Aguilar-Lopez, was previously convicted for aggravated sexual abuse of a child in Arlington, Texas in 2016.
Aguilar-Lopez was previously ordered removed from the United States in 2021. As a convicted felon with a prior removal, he will face a charge of 8 USC § 1326 – Re-entry after Deportation, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison.
“Arrests like these highlight the importance of border security and what it means for American citizens,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens. “Border Patrol agents stand between good people and those who wish to do them harm. No matter the circumstances, they remain dedicated to keeping criminals like these out of the country and out of your communities.”
During fiscal year 2022, Oct. 1, 2021, through March 31, Del Rio Sector agents have encountered more than 944 criminal migrants.
All subjects are processed in accordance with U.S. Customs and Border Protection policies.
To report suspicious activity, call the Del Rio Sector’s toll-free number at 1-866-511-8727.