TUCSON, Ariz. – Three male sex offenders who were previously convicted for sex crimes against children were captured within three hours of each other early Wednesday by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents.
All three men, who are nationals of Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico, were previously deported and now face criminal charges for re-entering the United States.
All subjects are being processed in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines. Federal law allows the Border Patrol to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Border Patrol agents work to create a safer America by apprehending criminals attempting to enter the U.S. illegally. Returning sex offenders pose a threat to the communities in which they attempt to reside, as they tend not to register with local authorities.
Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling 1-877-872-7435 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.