Border Patrol agents have apprehended a man who sexually abused a girl.
The apprehension was made during the early morning hours of New Year’s Eve .
Agents out of the Weslaco Border Patrol station arrested Abel Cruz-Apolino, 29, near Pharr.
Border Patrol said Cruz-Apolino is a citizen of Mexico who had been previously arrested in Iowa.
Agents discovered Cruz-Apolino was a sex offender during a records check.
The 29-year-old was convicted of assault and sex abuse of a 13-year-old back in 2003.
He spent two years behind bars for the felony charge.
The information has been turned over to the prosecution office, and an order of removal will be reinstated.