TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station arrested a previously convicted sex offender Wednesday afternoon shortly after he illegally entered the United States west of Nogales.
Agents apprehended Jesus Ojeda-Ricardez, a 32-year-old Mexican national, north of the international border and transported him to Nogales Station for processing.
During processing, agents conducted a records check and learned Ojeda-Ricardez was convicted in 2006 for sexual intercourse with a minor and domestic violence in Riverside County, California. He is in federal custody pending prosecution for re-entry as 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 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.