• Mon. Oct 3rd, 2022

Child sex offenders arrested at the border


EDINBURGH, Texas –Two migrants who have committed sexual offenses against children are arrested by the police in the Rio Grande valley.

At around 6 p.m. on November 1, officers from the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station responded to a group of migrants entering the United States illegally near Rio Grande City, Texas. The migrants were taken into detention for treatment.

At the police station, criminal record checks revealed that a previously struck-off Guatemalan national, Jose Yojcom-Rocche, was a registered sex offender. Yojcom-Rocche was arrested in 2019 by the Los Angeles Police Department for obscene or lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14. The 35-year-old was convicted in 2021 and sentenced to 180 days in jail and five years probation. . Yojcom-Rocche also has an active mandate outside of Los Angeles, California.

Humberto Tiburcio-Loyo (courtesy photo).

About an hour later, Texas Department of Public Safety soldiers working in Brownsville, Texas, called for help after a subject fled from the vehicle during a traffic stop in an attempt to avoid the arrest. Officers at the Fort Brown Border Patrol Station determined that Humberto Tiburcio-Loyo was a Mexican citizen and took him into custody.

At the station, it was discovered that Tiburcio-Loyo, a 33-year-old man, had been convicted in 2011 following a sexual assault arrest on a 12-year-old child in Brownsville, Texas. Tiburcio-Loyo was sentenced to 6 years in prison. The aggravated criminal was deported from the United States earlier this year.

All matters have been treated accordingly.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their community and to report any suspicious activity to 800-863-9382.

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