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BP Agents Arrest Sex Offender With Extensive Criminal History

Release Date: 
March 27, 2020

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender outside of Douglas, Arizona, Thursday evening after he entered the country illegally.

Tucson Sector agents encountered and arrested 57-year-old Cenobio Herrera-Hernandez just after 5 p.m. as he traversed the desert northeast of the town.

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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Customs and Border Protection

During processing, agents discovered Herrera-Hernandez was a registered sex offender in the state of Washington following a conviction for Communicating with a Minor for immoral purposes in 2000.

Herrera-Hernandez’s extensive criminal and immigration violation history includes multiple convictions for driving under the influence and deportations dating back to 1990.

Herrera-Hernandez faces federal prosecution for illegal re-entry of a previously removed felon.

All persons apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal aliens with criminal histories are positively identified.

For more details regarding this news release, contact the Tucson Sector Public Affairs Office at or by phone at 520-748-3210. Tucson Sector is also LiveU capable. Contact us to schedule an interview.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021