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CBP Arrests Convicted Sex Offender at Del Rio Border

DEL RIO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A convicted sex offender was arrested in Del Rio after attempting to illegally enter the country, authorities say.

Carlos Ortiz De Leon, 40, is a Guatemalan citizen convicted of second-degree sexual assault in 2009, authorities say.

Ortiz De Leon was sentenced to two years in prison and 10 years of probation before being deported in 2020.

On Wednesday, US Border Patrol agents at Eagle Pass North Station detained five people near Eagle Pass, including Ortiz De Leon.

As a convicted felon, he faces charges of re-entry after deportation, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

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