CALEXICO, Calif. – A woman who had previously been convicted of sex trafficking children by force was arrested attempting to illegally enter the United States last week officials said.
On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, the El Salvadoran citizen identified as Gloria Reyes-Lopez, 62, was caught scaling over the international boundary fence at around 7:30 p.m. around 25 miles east of the Calexico Port of Entry. Border Patrol agents arrested her and transported her to the Calexico Station for processing.
A records check of the woman identified exposed her criminal record for Sex Trafficking of Children by Force, Fraud or Coercion. Reyes-Lopez was convicted and sentenced to 21 months in prison and was ordered removed by an immigration judge on August 22, 2017.
“This individual is a convicted felon who preyed on young, innocent children,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim. “The men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol are this country’s first line of defense against threats like this.” Reyes-Lopez will now face charges for re-entry after removal.
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