Two previously deported convicted sex offender felons arrested in El Paso for attempting illegal entry into US


EL PASO – Two previously deported felons were arrested during two separate incidents while attempting to enter the United States through Mexico, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

During the first incident on August 2, agents at the El Paso Sector Border Patrol Station identified a previously deported felon from Brazil. CBP reported that records showed that Washington Silva-Santos, 32, had been convicted for first-degree child molestation in Newport County, Rhode Island.

A second, separate incident took place on August 5 when Santa Teresa Border Patrol Agents arrested Saul Sanchez Romero, 23, a Mexican national, when a record check revealed that Sanchez Romero had been previously convicted for second-degree rape, custodial interference, second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, possession of marijuana and controlled substance-public intoxication in Paris, Kentucky.

Both individuals are being held pending criminal proceedings, said CBP.

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