TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two previously convicted sex offenders on Friday.
On Friday morning, Ajo Station agents arrested 32-year-old Honduran national Jose Pineda-Torres near Ajo, Arizona for entering the country illegally. During processing, a records check revealed Pineda was convicted in 2012 for Facilitation of Attempted Aggravated Sexual Battery in Robertson County, Tennessee.
A couple hours later, Douglas Station agents arrested 34-year-old Mexican national Adonay Murrillo-Arellano near Douglas, Arizona after determining he was illegally present in the United States. A records check revealed he was previously deported and was convicted in 2006 for third-degree rape in Pendleton County, Oregon.
Both men now face criminal charges for illegally re-entering the United States.
For statistics of criminal aliens arrested by U.S. Border Patrol visit the Criminal Alien Statistics webpage.
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.