Border Patrol Agents Arrest Registered Sex Offender

State News

Marfa, Texas– U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Marfa Station arrested a convicted sex offender in a remote area south of Marfa, Texas.

Chief Patrol Agent of Big Bend Sector Matthew J. Hudak stated: “This is another example of a dangerous criminal attempting to infiltrate our communities by exploiting entry through our southern border. The dark of night and freezing temperatures do not deter our Agents in the field from tracking and apprehending the most dangerous criminals trying to enter the country.”

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, Border Patrol agents south of Marfa, Texas apprehended 14 individuals determined to be illegally present in the United States.

During processing, record checks revealed that Jorge Mendez-Rojas, a 37-year old male from Mexico, is a registered sex offender in the state of Washington. Mendez-Rojas was arrested in 2016 by the Kent County Police Department for commercial sex of a minor and was sentenced to over two years of jail time.

Prosecution is being sought for Mendez-Rojas. All other individuals were processed per the applicable immigration laws.

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