UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT WITH CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT CONVICTION GETS ARRESTED

Vini Santos-Lopez

Charlotte Alerts

A convicted sex offender was found illegally crossing into the United States

Border Patrol agents in Yuma, Arizona working along the Colorado River Wednesday afternoon December 4, 2019 apprehended a previously deported aggravated felon 35-year-old Vini Santos-Lopez.

Vini has a conviction for sexual assault of a minor under the age of 13 out of Plainfield, New Jersey, a crime for which he was sentenced to six years in prison.

Border Patrol agents apprehended two adult males, one from Guatemala and one from Mexico, after they crossed illegally into the United States. During processing, agents identified the illegal immigrant from Guatemala as Vini Santos-Lopez.

Upon further investigation Vini admitted to illegally crossing the border to travel to Chula Vista, California.

The second male, a 34-year-old male from Mexico, admitted to crossing the border illegally in order to travel to Los Angeles.

The Guatemalan national will be processed as a previously deported aggravated felon. The Mexican national will be processed for immigration violations.

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