BROWNSVILLE, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley apprehended a registered sex offender on 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 then 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 5 years confinement for that conviction.

Border Patrol is processing Bonilla-Ponce accordingly.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382. 

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