TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Three Points Sub-Station apprehended a previously-convicted sex offender Thursday who re-entered the U.S. illegally from Mexico.
Agents encountered 39-year-old Raul Ramirez-Torres after he entered the country illegally through the desert southwest of Tucson. During subsequent processing, agents conducting a records check learned Torres was convicted in Pennsylvania in 2012 for sexual molestation of a minor.
Torres will be processed for immigration violations and faces prosecution for re-entry as an aggravated 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 officials welcome assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 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.