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Border Patrol Apprehends Convicted Sex Offender Near Nogales

Release Date: 
May 29, 2020

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender after he illegally entered the United States near Nogales, Arizona, Wednesday morning.

Tucson Sector agents on horses and all-terrain vehicles encountered a group of seven people, all found to be illegally present in the country, near the international border west of Nogales. Records checks revealed one individual, 50-year-old Julio Martinez Ocampo, of Mexico, was convicted of kidnapping and assault to commit a specific sex offense, in Orange County, California, in 1995. He was sentenced to six years and four months in prison.

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs
and Border Protection

Martinez Ocampo remains in custody, pending prosecution for reentry of a convicted felon. The other six individuals were immediately expelled to Mexico under Title 42 authority.   

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 border security operations.

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

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021