Posted on January 3, 2020

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Registered Sex Offender Near School Zone

Customs and Border Patrol, January 2, 2020

U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley apprehended a registered sex offender with local ties.

Wednesday morning, Brownsville agents arrested Bienvenido Alberto Bonilla-Ponce, a Honduran national who was apprehended shortly after illegally entering into the U.S. Bonilla-Ponce was observed jumping over a fence near the IDEA Riverview campus. Bonilla-Ponce was quickly taken into custody. During processing, record checks revealed he has a previous conviction for indecency with a child out of Cameron County, Texas. Bonilla-Ponce was sentenced to five years confinement for that conviction.

Border Patrol is processing Bonilla-Ponce accordingly.