A convicted sex offender was arrested as he tried to enter the country illegally in rural Webb County, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.
Agents responded to a report of a lost individual in the brush on Sunday evening near U.S. 83, several miles northwest of Laredo. Agents located the individuals and identified him as Miguel Gonzalez-Guel, a 30-year-old Mexican national who is a registered sex offender.
Gonzalez-Guel was convicted in Dallas of indecency with a child with sexual contact in 2016. He was sentenced to two years in prison. Records also revealed that Gonzalez-Guel had a prior deportation.
He remains in federal custody pending prosecution for his immigration violations.
To report suspicious activity such as human or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.