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Border Arizona Arrests Sex Offender

Release Date: 
April 3, 2020

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 29-year-old Honduran man after he illegally entered the United States south of Sells, Arizona, Thursday morning.

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Customs and Border Protection

Agents patrolling the desert south of Sells encountered Rudy Chirinos-Hernandez. Records checks revealed Hernandez was convicted of Sexual Assault against a child in Dallas, Texas, in 2012. Hernandez was sentenced to two years in prison for this felony offense.

Hernandez was initially brought to a mobile command center for expulsion under Title 42 authority.  Criminal records checks revealed Hernandez’s dangerous criminal past. Therefore, prosecution for re-entry of a convicted felon was sought instead of immediate expulsion to Mexico.   

Title 42 executive actions allow agents to limit the further introduction of COVID-19 by expelling certain individuals who enter the United States illegally as quickly as possible while continuing our border security operations.

For more details regarding this news release, contact the Tucson Sector Public Affairs Office at tca-pao@cbp.dhs.gov or by phone at 520-748-3210. Tucson Sector is also LiveU capable. Contact us to schedule an interview.

Last modified: 
April 3, 2020