Border Patrol arrests two convicted sex offenders

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Rafael Rauda Lopez
Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

EDINBURG, Texas (KVEO) – McAllen Border Patrol agents arrested two migrants who had been previously convicted as sex offenders.

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Saturday evening, McAllen agents arrested a group of ten migrants, including one unaccompanied child near Abrams.

Records revealed that Raul Sanchez within the group was previously arrested for rape of a child. Sanchez had been arrested in 2016 and served 34 months in prison and 36 months of community service.

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Monday morning, agents working near Anzaldua’s Park in Mission discovered a migrant.

The man was identified as Rafael Rauda Lopez who had been previously arrested for sexual contact with a 9-year-old in 2014.

Lopez had also been convicted of Sexual Contact with a person less than 14 years old in 2016 and sentenced to 1 year in jail.

Border Patrol has processed the individuals accordingly.

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