Mexican national arrested by Texas DPS found in with child porn on his phone

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TEXAS – Earlier in August, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) officials confirmed the arrest of a Mexican national who was allegedly caught smuggling a group of migrants across the Rio Grande. Officials say upon further investigation, the alleged human smuggler was also found in possession of child pornography on his phone.

Lieutenant Chris Olivarez of the Texas DPS took to Twitter on August 2nd to share the news of the alleged human smuggler’s arrest, noting the individual was taken into custody amid a joint operation between Texas DPS and U.S. Border Patrol.

“The [Texas DPS] brush team," Olivarez said, "during a collaborative operation [with U.S. Border Patrol], arrested Christian Medrano-Alanis, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, for human smuggling after he smuggled & guided 4 illegal immigrants across the Rio Grande in the [Rio Grande Valley].

"Further investigation revealed Medrano-Alanis possessed a phone [with] child pornography. The Texas Rangers took over the case & charged Medrano-Alanis [with possession] or promotion of child pornography after finding a video involving child pornography.”

Officials did not share any details regarding Medrano-Alanis, but the suspect in custody will now have to face the Texas criminal courts as opposed to solely enduring the ramifications of his alleged immigration infractions.

As of August 2nd, the Rio Grande Valley Secor reportedly served as being the busiest of the nine Border Patrol sectors along the southwest. The aforesaid sector has been experiencing approximately 925 apprehensions per day for nearly a week.

Nearly three months earlier in McAllen, Texas, a similar case involving an apprehended migrant allegedly hosting child pornography on their phone transpired.

On May 8th, Border Patrol agents apprehended a Chinese migrant by the name of Tong Sun in McAllen, where agents reportedly later discovered at least two videos on Sun’s phone containing child pornography while Sun was being held at a processing center.

According to authorities, one of the two offending videos in question portrayed an adult with a child believed to be younger than five years old, whereas the other portrayed what was believed to be a girl younger than 13 years old.

Homeland Security Investigations agents claimed Sun was aware of the videos on his phone, alleging he’d purchased the phone roughly seven to eight years earlier, with the offending content already being on there.

Authorities say the suspect further claimed that he intended to delete the videos while he was still in Mexico, before entering the United States illegally. However, Sun claimed that he hadn’t had the opportunity to do so.
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