By Michael W. Chapman | December 27, 2018 | 11:39 AM EST

( -- A previously deported illegal alien who was convicted and served time for sex crimes against a child was arrested in Texas and now faces charges for illegally re-entering the United States.

On Dec. 19, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents in Eagle Pass, Texas -- near the U.S.-Mexico border -- captured a 26-year-old Honduran national who had illegally entered the United States.

A criminal history check revealed that the Honduran had been convicted in 2012 for fondling a child in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

"The man was sentenced to serve 255 days in prison and is registered as a sex-offender," said the CBP. "He was removed from the United States in 2013."

"As a convicted felon who has been previously removed from the United States, he faces a charge of 8 USC § 1326 – re-entry after deportation, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison," said the CBP.