Alien With ‘Prior Felony Conviction for Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a Child’ Caught Trying to Illegally Cross Border

By CNSNews.com Staff | March 9, 2022 | 1:34pm EST
Elias Alva-Yac (Customs and Border Protection)
Elias Alva-Yac (Customs and Border Protection)

(CNSNews.com) - A Guatemalan national who had previously been convicted for “Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child Under 14” was caught on Sunday trying to illegally cross the Mexican border into the United States.

“Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents from the Freer Station arrested a felony convicted sex offender who had attempted to cross illegally with a group of undocumented individuals near Freer, Texas,” said a press released published by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

“During the morning of March 6, agents from the Freer Station apprehended 14 undocumented individuals while working their assigned duties,” said the release. “After conducting record checks on one of the individuals within the group, identified as Elias Alva-Yac, a 37-year-old Guatemalan national, revealed that he had a prior felony conviction for Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a Child under 14 years of age out of Los Angeles, California on December 13, 2006.”

Here is the full text of the press release put out by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol:  

“Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents arrest sex offender with outstanding warrant

“Release Date: 

“March 8, 2022

“LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents from the Freer Station arrested a felony convicted sex offender who had attempted to cross illegally with a group of undocumented individuals near Freer, Texas.

“During the morning of March 6, agents from the Freer Station apprehended 14 undocumented individuals while working their assigned duties.  After conducting record checks on one of the individuals within the group, identified as Elias Alva-Yac, a 37-year-old Guatemalan national, revealed that he had a prior felony conviction for Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a Child under 14 years of age out of Los Angeles, California on December 13, 2006.  He was sentenced to 365 days confinement and five years of probation.  Record checks also revealed that Alva-Yac had an outstanding warrant out of Los Angeles County Probations Department.  Alva-Yac was turned over to the Webb County Sheriff’s Office to be extradited back to Los Angeles, California for his outstanding warrant.

“Despite the ongoing international COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Laredo Sector will continue to safeguard the Nation and our communities by preventing dangerous criminals from entering the United States.  They strive to uphold the agency’s Core Values of Vigilance, Service, and Integrity. To report suspicious activity such as human and/or drug smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.”

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