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April 3, 2019Beaumont, TX, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

Previously convicted sex offender from Mexico indicted in East Texas for illegally re-entering US

BEAUMONT, Texas — A 34-year-old Mexican man, who was convicted in 2007 for indecent liberty with a child, was indicted Wednesday for illegally re-entering the United States after deportation.

This investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), and Beaumont Police Department (BPD).

Oscar Rendon-Gonzalez, an illegal alien from Mexico, was indicted April 3 by a federal grand jury charging him with unlawful re-entry of a deported alien.

According to documents filed in court, on March 27, BPD stopped Rendon-Gonzalez for a traffic violation in Beaumont, Texas. A records check revealed that he had a criminal conviction for indecent liberty with a child in North Carolina in 2007 and had been removed to Mexico in 2009.

Responding to the scene, ERO Houston officers arrested Rendon-Gonzalez for illegal re-entry and transferred him to U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) custody to face criminal prosecution for illegal re-entry. The same day, ERO Houston lodged an immigration detainer with USMS on Rendon-Gonzalez.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall L. Fluke, Eastern District of Texas. If convicted, Rendon-Gonzalez faces up to 20 years in federal prison.

It is important to note that an indictment should not be considered as evidence of guilt; all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated: 04/09/2019