A convicted sex offender was apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Alpine Station.  The apprehension was made as a result of agents responding to information provided by the Brewster County Sheriff Office.

Patrol Agent in Charge of the Alpine Station Roberto Dominguez said, “Our partnership with the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office along with our agents’ vigilance and hard work led to the successful apprehension of this individual.  This is a clear reminder of the criminal element that our agents regularly encounter as they keep our communities safe.”

On Monday, Alpine agents apprehended a group of 11 illegal aliens  hiding in a culvert along U.S. Highway 90, approximately 20 miles east of Alpine, Texas. After further investigation it was revealed that one of the 11 individuals, identified as Simon Gonzalez-Munoz, a 44-year-old male from Mexico, was previously convicted on May 27, 2003, of indecency with a child, sexual contact/aggravated sexual assault. Gonzalez-Munoz was convicted in Brownfield, Terry County, Texas and sentenced to six years confinement.  Gonzalez-Munoz, was previously deported in March 2009.

Gonzalez-Munoz’, previous order of removal will be reinstated.  He will be charged with illegal reentry of a removed alien.