An illegal immigrant – who’s served at least three stints in U.S. prisons for sexually abusing children — was reportedly arrested during an early morning traffic stop in Texas on Wednesday.
Marvin Yovani Mejia Ramos, 50, had given a fake name but was arrested after the deputy who stopped him on 69 North ran an onsite fingerprint scan that revealed his identity, KHOU.com reported. A Mexican national, Ramos was turned over to the Department of Homeland Security after his arrest.
“Mejia Ramos is a very dangerous convicted criminal that is in our country illegally,” Precinct 4 Constable Kenneth Hayden said in a Facebook post. “Great job by our deputy that located him and is once again bringing him to justice.”
Ramos served eight years in Lancaster, California for continuous sexual assault of a child. In Los Angeles, he served six years for perjury, six years for sexual assault of a child and two years for lewd acts with a child under the age of 14, Montgomery County Pct. 4 Constables wrote on Facebook.
He had been deported in 2013 and again in 2015 after a DWI arrest, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Ramos was stopped in his Jeep Liberty on Wednesday about 6 a.m. for a traffic violation, officials said.