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.