Border agents arrest convicted sex offender near school

Border Crime

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender near a South Texas school Wednesday morning, according to a news release.

Agents said they spotted Bienvenido Alberto Bonilla-Ponce jumping over a fence near the IDEA Riverview campus in Brownsville, Texas. Agents said Bonilla-Ponce, a Honduran national with local ties, had just crossed into the U.S illegally.

During his processing, agents discovered that Bonilla-Ponce had been convicted and sentenced to five years in prison for indecency with a child out in Cameron County, Texas.

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