TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The U.S. Border Patrol has caught a man from El Salvador who is convicted of child abuse.
Chief Patrol Agent John R. Modlin said Wednesday Tucson Sector agents spotted Melvin Melendez-Ramos in Nogales, Ariz.
Agents report arresting him soon after he illegally crossed over into the U.S.
According to Modlin, Melendez-Ramos was convicted of a felony. A court found him guilty of first degree child abuse.
Modlin adds the Salvadorian was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Since Melendez-Ramos tried getting back into the U.S. after removal, he now face criminal charges.
Tucson Sector agents arrested Melvin Melendez-Ramos in Nogales, AZ, after he crossed the border illegally. In #Maryland, he was convicted of felony 1st degree child abuse and sentenced to prison for 20 years.— John R. Modlin (@USBPChiefTCA) June 15, 2022
The previously removed Salvadoran citizen faces criminal charges. pic.twitter.com/OsU6aOSz7o
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