Two sex offenders arrested by Border Patrol

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EDINBURG, Texas – On Wednesday, Rio Grande City Border Patrol agents working near Roma, arrested a Guatemalan national later identified as Ronel Esau De Leon-Baltazar for being illegally present in the United States. During processing, record checks confirmed a previous arrest in Plano, Texas for Indecency with a Child Sexual Contact. De Leon-Baltazar was subsequently convicted and sentenced to four years confinement.

The following day, Rio Grande City agents arrested a Salvadoran national after he illegally entered the United States.  Record checks revealed a previous arrest by the Los Angeles Police Department for Sexual offense on a Child under 14. A judge convicted and sentenced the man to three years confinement.

The Border Patrol is processing both subjects accordingly.

*Note: Border Patrol obtained the Ronel Esau De Leon-Baltazar picture from the Texas Public Sex Offender Website.

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