Man sentenced after swim across Rio Grande

A federal magistrate judge sentenced a U.S. citizen who was caught by authorities after swimming across the Rio Grande on Oct. 19 to five months in prison.

Edward Jesse Arce, 26, waived his right to a jury trial Tuesday afternoon and, through his attorney, asked Magistrate Judge Ignacio Torteya III to sentence him immediately.

Arce was convicted of not entering the country at a designated crossing point.

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