BP Arrests Guatemalan Sex Offender in Southern Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona arrested a sex offender near the village of San Miguel on the Tohono O’odham Nation late Tuesday afternoon.
Agents patrolling near the international boundary tracked and arrested 29-year-old Honorio Perez after he made illegal entry into the United States through the desert.
Records checks revealed the Guatemalan national was convicted of sexual offenses against a child in Floyd County, Georgia, in 2012. After completing his subsequent prison sentence, Perez was removed from the country in 2017.
Perez will now face felony immigration prosecution, as he is a previously removed felon with a lifetime ban from the United States.
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.
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