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BP Arrests Convicted Sex Offender Near Douglas

Release Date: 
November 17, 2020

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona arrested an additional sex offender over the weekend.

Tucson Sector agents arrested 30-year-old Romeo Hernandez-Sanchez after he illegally entered the United States through the desert near Douglas.

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Border Protection

Records checks revealed the Mexican national was convicted of sexual offenses against a child in Monmouth County, New Jersey, in 2018. Hernandez-Sanchez was removed from the United States later that year after he completed his prison sentence. 

As a previously removed aggravated felon, Hernandez-Sanchez now faces immigration prosecution.

All people 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