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Border Patrol Arrests 2 Convicted Sex Offenders

Release Date: 
December 12, 2019


TUCSON, Ariz.-Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two convicted sex offenders in Southern Arizona this week.  

On December 10, at approximately 11 p.m., agents apprehended 42-year-old Juan Olarte-Cruz after he illegally entered the United States south of Sells. Records checks revealed Olarte-Cruz was convicted of second-degree rape of a minor by Nassau County, New York, in 2008. He was sentenced to three years in prison before being deported to Mexico in 2010.

On December 11, around noon, agents apprehended 35-year-old Alejandro Chavelo-Miranda after he illegally crossed the border through the desert near Arivaca. Records checks revealed Chavelo-Miranda was convicted of sexual assault by Marion County, Oregon, in 2017. He was sentenced to 14 months in jail before being deported to Mexico in 2018.

Olarte-Cruz and Chavelo-Miranda, both Mexican nationals illegally present in the country, face federal prosecution for immigration violations.

All persons apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal aliens with criminal histories are positively identified. 

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.

Convicted sex offender

Convicted child sex predator Juan Olarte-Cruz

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021