U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Breadcrumb

  1. Home
  2. Newsroom
  3. Local Media Release
  4. Agents Arrest Illegal Alien Convicted for Child Rape

Agents Arrest Illegal Alien Convicted for Child Rape

Release Date

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a Mexican national Wednesday morning for illegally entering the United States and later discovered he was convicted for multiple aggravated felonies in the state of Washington, including rape of a child.

While processing Fernando Lopez-Delacruz, 42, Nogales Station agents conducted a records check and learned he was convicted in Adams County of first degree rape, attempted second degree rape of a child. He was sentenced to 71 months in prison.

Lopez is being held in federal custody pending prosecution for criminal immigration violations.

Last Modified: February 3, 2021