TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Station Border Patrol agents arrested a previously convicted child sex offender Tuesday evening after he re-entered the United States illegally near Sasabe.
While processing Moises Bautista-Ortiz, a 31-year-old Mexican national, agents conducted a records check and learned he had been convicted in Maricopa County of child molestation in January 2013 and given life probation.
Bautista will be processed for immigration violations and faces prosecution for re-entry as a 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 officials welcome assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free.
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.