Migrant Charged for Falsely Claiming Fatherhood

Santos Porfirio Torres of Honduras faces charges for falsely claiming to be the father of a minor traveling with him.

 

The pair was apprehended on April 30th near Mission.  Torres claimed to be the minor’s father but a special agent for Homeland Security Investigations discovered that the documents that Torres was using to show his fatherhood were fraudulent.  When questioned further Torres accepted that he was not the father and was using the documents to successfully enter the United States.  His plans included traveling to Indiana to live with a relative.  It is unclear how he was paired with the minor or where the minor was originally from.

 

*photo is from another detention in Roma depicting traveling families.

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