…agents identified the man as 63-year-old Jose C. Gomez, a Mexican national. The agents checked his criminal history and discovered that a Georgia court convicted Gomez in 2007 for Felony Child Molestation. The court sentenced the man to five years in prison. Following the completion of his prison term in February 2011, immigration officers deported him to Mexico.
However, that wasn’t Gomez’s only felony. In Virginia in 1999, he was charged with felony abduction and kidnapping and served two years in prison.
The man will be prosecuted for re-entering the U.S. as a sex offender and could face up to 20 years in prison.
Last week–in two separate incidents in Del Rio, TX–Border Patrol agents arrested two previously deported sex offenders.
One man was a 53-year-old Mexican national previously convicted in Illinois in 2012 for child molestation and sentenced to 10 years in prison. After serving five years in prison, immigration officers deported him in April 2017.
The other man–a 48-year-old Mexican national was previously convicted in Kentucky for a 1996 rape. He was deported after serving two years in prison.
Both men will also face charges for re-entering the U.S. after deportation as sex offenders.