An undocumented immigrant convicted of felony rape in Lexington has been arrested in Texas near the Mexican border.
Hector Napoleon-Diaz, 35, was arrested by Carrizo Springs Border Patrol agents on Sept. 15 near Carrizo Springs, Texas, while trying to re-enter the U.S. illegally, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release. Carrizo Springs is about 45 miles from the border.
Napoleon-Diaz is an illegal immigrant from Honduras who border patrol found had been convicted in Lexington for rape. After that conviction, he was deported to Honduras.
Napoleon-Diaz now faces the charge of illegally re-entering the country after deportation, which carries a potential sentence of 20 years in prison, Border Protection said.
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Fernando Alfonso III: 859-231-1324, @fernalfonso