Donna woman sentenced for transporting illegal sex offender, female child
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.