TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents recently arrested two male Mexican nationals during separate incidents near Gila Bend, Arizona, who were previously deported following convictions for crimes against children.
Agents made the first arrest Feb. 3 of a man previously deported after serving a 50-month prison sentence for two counts each on child molestation and domestic violence in King County, Washington. He is now awaiting criminal, federal prosecution.
Agents arrested the second man Feb. 6 for re-entering the U.S. illegally and, during a criminal-records check, discovered a previous conviction for lewd and lascivious acts with a child in Fairfield County, California. The subject had served 36 months in prison and was subsequently deported. He now is being held pending federal prosecution.
Border Patrol agents use biometrics to conduct comprehensive criminal and immigration record checks on all subjects they arrest. Every effort is made to ensure all criminals are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
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.