Registered sex offender slipped into Canada through illegal Quebec crossing

A registered sex offender from Texas is now in custody after slipping through a well-known illegal border crossing in Quebec.


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RCMP officers help a family of asylum claimants as they cross the border into Canada from the United States, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, near Hemmingford, Quebec. A growing number of people have been walking across the border into Canada to claim refugee status. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
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A registered sex offender from Texas is now in custody after slipping through a well-known illegal border crossing in Quebec.

Adesanya Prince pleaded guilty to child pornography charges Feb. 23 in Houston. He was out on bond awaiting sentencing on May 10, but instead fled to Canada.

The 49-year-old was arrested by RCMP officers last month after crossing into Quebec from New York State.

Read More: Just 1% of Illegal Border Crossers Have Been Removed From Canada

Prince is originally from Nigeria and authorities from the U.S. believe he may have been trying to avoid being deported home to avoid prison.

Over the last year, about 25,000 people(equal to the total number of Syrian refugees accepted) have walked across the border at Roxham Road, taking advantage of a loophole in the Safe Third Country Agreement.

Asylum seekers who try to enter from the U.S. at official border crossings are supposed to be turned away. However, due to the agreement, people who cross illegally and make the request in Canada can have their refugee application considered.


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