TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Nogales Station arrested a previously-deported Mexican man Saturday evening and later discovered he was convicted and incarcerated for raping a child in Washington state in 2016.
Agents patrolling east of Nogales arrested 33-year-old Rene Maldonado-Alvarado for being illegally present in the United States. During processing, agents conducted a records check on Maldonado which revealed he was convicted in Adams County, Washington, for “Rape of a Child in the Third Degree” and sentenced to one year in prison.
Maldonado will remain in federal custody pending prosecution for criminal immigration violations involving re-entry of an aggravated felon.
All persons apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal immigrants with criminal histories are positively identified.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.