Four men indicted for claiming to be minors after illegally crossing the Rio Grande


MCALLEN, Texas (KVEO)—Four men were indicted after falsely claiming they were under the age of 18.

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Fernando Antonio Flores-Galvez, 19, Jose Alfredo Sandoval-Hernandez, 23, Osmin Trochez-Miranda, 24, all from Honduras; and Sergio Galindo Chun-Cucul, 23, all from Guatemala, are expected to make appearances before a magistrate judge in the near future.

The men had illegally crossed the Rio Grande. They then claimed to be minors so they could be released into United States, according to a news release issued by Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer Lowery.

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Each man had used false documents with incorrect birth dates in an attempt to convince authorities they were under the age of 18, according to the indictments.

Flores-Galvan and Sandoval-Hernandez were arrested as they attempted to enter the United States April 21, while law enforcement took Trochez-Miranda and Chun-Cucul into custody April 28 and May 3.

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If convicted, each face up to five years in prison as well as a possible $250,000 maximum fine.

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