TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Border Patrol agents apprehended a previously-deported, and convicted sex offender Friday night in downtown Nogales.
Victor Rivera-Hernandez, a 29-year-old Mexican national, was convicted in two separate incidents in West Covina and Los Angeles, California in 2008 for indecent exposure. He was sentenced to eight years’ probation and one year in jail.
Rivera will remain in federal custody to face charges for illegal re-entry of an aggravated felon.
All persons apprehended by the U.S. 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.