Tucson, Ariz.—Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested four convicted sex offenders during Valentine’s Day weekend.
Two of the felons were convicted for crimes against children: aggravated criminal sexual assault of a minor 16 years old, and lewd and lascivious conduct with a child of 14-15. The others were convicted of gross sexual imposition and 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct.
Two of the subjects were United States citizens. The others, from Mexico, were previously charged, convicted and removed from the U.S. Last month, however, these criminals were apprehended for illegally re-entering the country or smuggling. The suspects 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 for ensuring illegal immigrants with criminal histories are positively identified.
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.