Twice-Deported Child Molester Re-Arrested In Texas

Twice-Deported Child Molester Re-Arrested In Texas

U.S. Customs and Border Protection press release…

EAGLE PASS, TX – U.S. Border Patrol agents in Eagle Pass arrested a convicted sex offender on November 3, 2019.

Agents apprehended Felix Canales-Padilla, 42, a citizen of Honduras, after he entered the United States illegally. During processing, records checks revealed that he was convicted in 2001, in Rock County, Wisconsin, of felony child enticement – sexual contact, and sentenced to three years in prison.

Canales-Padilla was issued a Final Order of Removal in 2002. He has subsequently entered the U.S. two additional times in 2005 and 2012 and his order of deportation was reinstated on both occasions.

As a convicted felon, he faces a charge of 8 USC § 1326 – re-entry after deportation, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

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