U.S. Border Patrol Agents arrested a previously deported child molester as he attempted to enter the United States illegally near downtown El Paso, Texas. El Paso Sector agents see no decrease in the number of groups entering illegally into the U.S. as it enters mid-month of May.
Late Saturday May 18, U.S. Border Patrol Agents working near the downtown area arrested a group of illegal aliens as they attempted to enter the United States. Included in the group were a family unit consisting of a father, mother, and two minor children. Record checks revealed that the father, 42-year-old Julianito De Jesus Diaz from El Salvador, had been previously charged with a first degree felony molestation of a victim less than 12 years of age in Boynton Beach, Florida. That charge was later reduced to a second degree felony of lewd or lascivious conduct, which he pleaded guilty to.
He served 12 months in prison before being removed from the United States to El Salvador via Miami, Florida in February 2002.
The subject will remain in custody pending criminal and immigration prosecution for his prior order of removal and criminally prosecuted for illegal re-entry.
This is an ongoing situation that Border Patrol Agents face in southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas: hundreds of parents and children are being encountered by agents after having faced a dangerous trek north while convicted criminals attempt to avoid detection by circumventing agents who are occupied detaining large family groups.