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Donna woman sentenced for transporting illegal sex offender, female child

(Source: MGN Online)

A Donna woman has been sentenced after pleading guilty to conspiring to transport a female child and registered sex offender.

Josie Arredondo was sentenced to 21-months behind bars. Following her sentence, Arredondo will spend the next two years under supervised release.

According to a release, authorities encountered Arredondo at the Falfurrias Border Patrol checkpoint attempting to smuggle an undocumented 4-year-old child, along with an undocumented registered sex offender, as passengers in her vehicle.

Arredondo stated at the time that she was travelling to Houston to attend a funeral and took the undocumented girl and man along with her, according to the report. She said that she expected $1,000 in return for transporting the two people.

The release stated that Arredondo will remain on bond and will voluntarily surrender at a later date.

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