TUCSON, ARIZ.—Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended three Mexican nationals in the last 24 hours who were illegally present in the U.S. and have previous convictions for sex crimes.
Agents assigned to the Tucson Station arrested a male from Michoacan, Mexico yesterday who, according to records found in a national database, was convicted in 2007 for Rape of Spouse by Force in Monterrey, Calif. The subject now faces federal charges.
Early this morning, Nogales agents apprehended a male from Nayarit, Mexico with a prior conviction for Sexual Conduct with a Female Minor in Phoenix in 1998. He is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for re-entry of an aggravated felon.
Also early this morning, agents apprehended a male from Veracruz, Mexico who was convicted of Child Molestation and Voyeurism in Franklin County, Wash., in 2011. The subject is being criminally prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for re-entry of a felon.
The Tucson Sector Border Patrol is committed to keeping dangerous criminals from entering our communities. All individuals apprehended undergo a criminal history check using the Integrated Automated Fingerprints Identification System (IAFIS), allowing agents to quickly identify and classify violent criminals and wanted persons. IAFIS ensures individuals are brought to an appropriate law enforcement resolution and penalties are upheld to the fullest extent of the law.
Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling (877) 872-7435 toll free.
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.