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CBP U.S. Border Patrol Agents Arrest Sex Offender

Release Date: 
April 30, 2012

YUMA, ARIZ.—CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector arrested a convicted sex offender Thursday night.

Yuma Station agents patrolling near County 15th Street and the Colorado River tracked footprints of an individual who had entered the U.S. illegally and found a man swimming across the Salinity Canal. After apprehending the suspect, agents ran a records check through the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) and learned he was previously convicted on multiple child molestation charges and was previously deported from the U.S. The suspect, a Mexican national, was processed for prosecution.

IAFIS is a valuable tool that assists Border Patrol agents in rapidly identifying individuals with criminal histories so that they may be brought to an appropriate law enforcement resolution. By preventing dangerous individuals from entering the U.S., the Border Patrol continues to make significant progress toward establishing a secure and safe border environment while improving the quality of life for Arizona residents.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021