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Border Patrol agent arrested for child porn

A Border Patrol agent from Brownsville was arrested Thursday night for possessing pictures of child pornography.

Cameron County Sheriff TMs deputies arrested Ernesto Padron inside his home after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

It TMs an unfortunate incident for the simple reason that he TMs a black eye to the law enforcement agency, Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said.

The sheriff TMs office had been working with the FBI, ICE and Internal Affairs officers to issue the warrant following an investigation that spanned several years.

Padron had been a Border Patrol agent for the past 13 years, working out of the Fort Brown Station in downtown Brownsville.

Action 4 News contacted Border Patrol for comment. They said Padron resigned following his arrest.

He was charged with possession of promotional pornography and faces up to 10 years in jail.

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