Border Patrol agents in Marfa arrested a group of immigrants earlier this month and discovered one had been previously convicted of injury to a child, according to a release.
Back on June 12, agents captured a group of 10 immigrants who crossed the border illegally near Valentine, the release reads.
While investigating, agents learned one of the suspects, Rucdi Aldana-Madrid, of Honduras, had previously been arrested on a sexual assault of a child charge, officials say.
Aldana-Madrid eventually was convicted on a lesser charge of injury to a child, according to the release.
He was sentenced to 12 months and later deported in 2017. Border Patrol officials have since reinstated his order of removal and he has been charged with illegal reentry.
“This arrest highlights the diligence of our agents and how their efforts help protect communities both near and away from the border. It also serves as a reminder that there are criminals attempting to enter our country by exploiting the current and overwhelming situation along our southern border,” Chief Patrol Agent of Big Bend Sector Matthew Hudak said in a statement.