TUCSON, ARIZ.—During the month of July, Arizona Border Patrol agents apprehended several convicted sex offenders and one individual with an outstanding warrant for sex-related crimes.
Among the list of charges and convictions for the adult Mexican nationals apprehended are "sexual penetration of a child with an animate object, aggravated sexual battery of a victim under age 13, and aggravated criminal sexual assault with bodily harm." The subjects were previously charged, convicted and removed from the United States for their crimes. However, they were apprehended last month by Border Patrol agents for illegal re-entry into the country. All were processed for prosecution and removal proceedings in accordance with Tucson Sector prosecution guidelines.
Border patrol agents often encounter individuals with significant criminal histories. All individuals apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, a vital tool that ensures illegal aliens with criminal histories are identified and receive an appropriate penalty. In addition to enforcing immigration laws, the Border Patrol contributes to a safer America by removing dangerous criminals from the country.
Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling (877) 872-7435 toll free. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.
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.