TUCSON, Ariz. – Casa Grande Station Border Patrol agents apprehended a male Guatemalan national Tuesday evening after he re-entered the U.S. illegally east of LukevilleAgents arrested 49-year-old Oscar Morales-Sosa and transported him to the Casa Grande Station for processing.
During a subsequent fingerprint and criminal records check, agents discovered he was convicted in 2010 for “Lewd or Lascivious Acts” with a child in Los Angeles, California, and sentenced to three years in prison. Later in 2013, Morales was convicted again for Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a child and sentenced to more than three years in prison.
Morales now faces prosecution for immigration violations including re-entry as a felon.
All persons apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal immigrants with criminal histories are positively identified.
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.