US flag Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

Archived Content

In an effort to keep current, the archive contains content from a previous administration or is otherwise outdated.

Convicted Sex Offenders Caught by Border Patrol

Release Date: 
March 26, 2013

TUCSON, ARIZ.—Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three convicted sex offenders over the weekend.

In separate incidents, Border Patrol agents from the Nogales and Douglas stations apprehended Federico Reyes-Rodriguez, 55, and Roman Castillo-Leon, 24, for entering the country illegally. Records checks revealed Reyes-Rodriguez was previously convicted for raping a child in Washington state, and Castillo-Leon had been convicted of having sex with a minor age 3 years or younger in San Bernardino, Calif.

Both men now face possible federal prosecution for illegally re-entering the U.S. as a felon.

In a third incident, Willcox station agents apprehended Rafael Ibarra-Barrera, 37, after he entered the country illegally. When his fingerprints were entered into a national crime database, an active warrant surfaced for cruelty to a child and corporal injury to a spouse. Willcox agents processed Ibarra-Barrera for removal and transferred him to the Willcox Police Department to await extradition to Ventura, Calif.

The Border Patrol works rigorously with the United States Attorney's Office to ensure maximum penalties for every criminal alien apprehended in Arizona.

Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling (877) 872-7435 toll free. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021