Border Patrol Arrest Criminal with Aggravated Sexual Abuse Conviction

Release Date: July 1, 2020

LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo South Station arrested a convicted felon of a sex crime in a local ranch in south Laredo.

The incident occurred on the morning of June 30, when an individual was arrested for entering illegally into the United States at a local ranch off of U.S. Highway 83.

During his processing, the agents identified him as Salvador Avila-Rodriguez, a 48-year old Mexican national.

Records checks revealed that Avila-Rodriguez has a previous significant criminal felony conviction for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse in Saint Charles, IL., that carried a 180-day sentence. His record further showed multiple deportations from the U.S.

Avila-Rodriguez was criminally charged for his immigration violations and remains in U.S. Border Patrol custody pending prosecution.

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 criminal elements from entering into the United States.

To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.