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United States Border Patrol agents apprehended a convicted child molester in Laredo, Texas. Oscar Melgoza-Barajas, 36, is the suspect.

The arrest occurred on the night of November 27, 2020 when agents apprehended a group of eight individuals who were in the United States illegally. One of the individuals was identified as Oscar Melgoza-Barajas, a Mexican national. 

During processing, records checks revealed that Oscar had been convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 13 in August 2004 in Chicago, Illinois. 

He was sentenced to six years and six months confinement and is registered as a sex offender. Records checks further revealed that he has been previously deported from the United States. 

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Oscar is being criminally charged for his immigration violations and will be remanded into custody of the U.S. Marshals.