TUCSON, ARIZ.—During the month of August, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 10 convicted sex offenders including one with a gang affiliation to the Brown Pride Locotes.
A majority of the sex offenders apprehended were previously convicted for sexual assaults against children: rape of a child, sodomy (victim under 10 years) and aggravated sexual battery against a minor under 13.
The subjects, from Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala, were previously charged, convicted and removed from the U.S. for their crimes but were apprehended last month by Border Patrol agents for illegal re-entry into the country. Some had warrants for their arrest due to probation violations pertaining to their previous crimes. All were processed for prosecution and removal proceedings in accordance with Tucson Sector prosecution guidelines.
In addition to enforcing immigration laws, the Border Patrol contributes to a safer America by removing dangerous criminals from the country. 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.
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.