TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested 10 criminal aliens between March 27 and April 14 with serious criminal histories, three of which involved children.
Records reveal that one man was arrested and convicted in Georgia in 2009 for keeping a place of prostitution for a person under 18 years of age.
A second subject was convicted and sentenced to one year in prison for first-degree sexual abuse after having sexual contact with an individual under the age of 11.
Another man was convicted in 1997 for committing rape with violence and great bodily injury, and was sentenced to 14 years in prison.
Border Patrol agents also arrested several criminal aliens from Mexico and El Salvador. Two of the individuals are members of the dangerous Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) street gang, convicted for grand larceny and first-degree burglary; and five served sentences for such crimes as felony death by a vehicle, aggravated assault with a weapon, rape, inflicting corporal injury to a spouse, domestic violence, and narcotics related charges.
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.