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      Harlingen couple jailed for beating convicted sex offender

      Monica Nieves // Harlingen Police Department Photo

      A Harlingen couple is facing criminal charges after being accused of brutally beating a convicted sex offender.

      Harlingen police arrested 31-year-old Monica Nieves and her 19-year-old boyfriend Juan Quezada.

      Investigators told Action 4 News that it all happened on the 200 block of East Madison Avenue.

      Police said Nieves slapped and attacked the man while Quezada jumped in to punched him.

      Both of them told police that they did it because the man was a sex offender.

      Officers charged Nieves and Quezada with assault. Their bond was set at $1,000 dollars.

      Authorities are asking people concerned about sex offenders or other criminals to contact the police instead of taking matters into their own hands.