Two arrested for child sex offenses at US-Mexico border

Laredo, TX – In a vigilant operation at the Laredo Port of Entry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers have successfully apprehended two men wanted on outstanding felony warrants for sex-related offenses involving children. The arrests occurred amidst increased Spring Break traffic, underscoring the unwavering dedication of CBP officers to border security and public safety.

Port Director Albert Flores highlighted the significance of these arrests, noting the grave nature of the offenses and the critical role of CBP in safeguarding the community. “The apprehension of individuals wanted for such egregious crimes demonstrates our commitment to the security mission,” Flores stated.

On March 15, Guillermo Ocampo Jr., 39, a U.S. citizen, was detained following a secondary inspection at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge. Biometric verification confirmed Ocampo Jr. was wanted by the Bell County Sheriff’s Office in Texas for aggravated sexual assault of a child. He was subsequently transferred to Webb County jail for legal proceedings.

The previous day, Antonio de Jesus Rivera Rodriguez, 35, a Mexican national, was arrested after secondary screening revealed he was wanted in Mexico for charges related to child exploitation material. Rivera Rodriguez was processed for removal and handed over to Mexican law enforcement for the adjudication of his case.

These arrests are part of CBP’s ongoing efforts to use information from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) to apprehend individuals wanted for a variety of offenses, affirming the agency’s commitment to law enforcement and the safety of children.–Web Desk