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Convicted Sex Offender Arrested by Border Patrol

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TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender near Nogales Monday morning.

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Tucson Sector agents patrolling near the border apprehended 35-year-old Santiago Mariano-Aguirre at 8 a.m. Records checks revealed Mariano-Aguirre, a Mexican national illegally present in the country, was convicted of sex with a minor on September 30, 2005, by Humboldt County, California. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail.

Mariano-Aguirre faces prosecution for immigration violations.

All persons apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal aliens with criminal histories are positively identified. 

 

Last Modified: February 3, 2021