A Guatemalan national previously deported from the United States after being charged and serving jail time for rape and kidnapping was arrested this week in El Paso, TX after attempting to re-enter the country.
ABC 7 KVIA News reports that "Domingo Larios Castro, 49, was attempting to enter the United States illegally with a group of 43 undocumented immigrants." The group was apprehended by Border Patrol which transported the 40 plus individuals to a station for background checks and other procedures.
While there, authorities discovered Larios' "alarming criminal history." The 49-year-old man was deported in 2008 after serving five years in jail for rape and kidnapping in Rhode Island. Also in his background check was the fact that he had an outstanding arrested warrant for another assault in Rhode Island he committed more than a decade ago.
Because of this, Larios will now be extradited from Texas to Providence, RI to face trial for his assault.
This arrest comes as Border Patrol agents apprehended another sex offender miles away in Alpine, TX. Hidden amongst a group of 11 illegal aliens, authorities discovered that one of the 11 individuals, "identified as Simon Gonzalez-Munoz, a 44-year-old male from Mexico, was previously convicted on May 27, 2003, of indecency with a child, sexual contact/aggravated sexual assault. Gonzalez-Munoz was convicted in Brownfield, Terry County, Texas and sentenced to six years confinement. Gonzalez-Munoz, was previously deported in March 2009."
These arrests highlight the growing problem of safety concerns not just for Americans should men like Gonzalez-Munoz and Larios have made it into the United States, but also for the migrant children they travel with on their journey to the border.