Border Patrol: Sex offender arrested near school

U.S. Border Patrol agents stationed in Brownsville have arrested a sex offender near a school zone.

The agents arrested Bienvenido Alberto Bonilla-Ponce, a Honduran national, near the IDEA Riverview campus on Wednesday.

Authorities report Bonilla-Ponce was apprehended shortly after illegally entering the United States. He was seen jumping over a fence near IDEA Riverview campus. He was taken into custody.

The Border Patrol states that during processing, record checks revealed Bonilla-Ponce has a previous conviction for indecency with a child out of Cameron County. Bonilla-Ponce was sentenced to five years confinement for that conviction.

Border Patrol is processing Bonilla-Ponce accordingly, authorities said.