Border Patrol agents arrest convicted sex offender
June 22nd 2012 · 0 Comments
COLUMBUS – United States Border Patrol agents arrested a 56-year-old Mexican national Wednesday who allegedly entered the country illegally and has a 1987 conviction for sexually abusing a child in Iowa.
The agents encountered Ventura Ramos-Ruiz while they were working on Highway 9, near mile marker 87, in Columbus.
The agents said Ramos-Ruiz had just entered the country illegally. After running his personal information into the Integrated Automated Identification System, agents said they discovered Ramos-Ruiz’s 1987 Iowa conviction for sexual assault with intent to commit sexual abuse with a child.
Ramos-Ruiz had also been imprisoned for two years and was arrested in 1999 on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana in the Deming area. Ramos-Ruiz was also removed from the United States on three prior occasions, officials said.
Ramos-Ruiz is facing charges of violating his prior order of removal and has been remanded to the Luna County Detention Facility, pending his prosecution, authorities said.
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