Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican sex offender Monday near Hidalgo — just 11 days after the federal government deported him.
Agents arrested Jose Miguel Ramirez-Rodriguez, 45, a Mexican citizen — and a moderate-risk sex offender registered with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
“The Defendant claims to have illegally entered the United States on November 21, 2016, near Hidalgo, Texas,” according to the federal criminal complaint against him. “Record checks revealed the Defendant was formally Deported/Excluded from the United States on November 10, 2016, through Laredo, Texas.”
On Jan. 27, 2006, Ramirez-Rodriguez was convicted of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault of a child. Department of Public Safety records list the victim as a 12-year-old boy.
Ramirez-Rodriguez was sentenced to 10 years in state prison. He is now charged with illegal re-entry.
Court records don’t list an attorney for Ramirez-Rodriguez, who remains in federal custody.