TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Border Patrol Station arrested a man yesterday who was in the United States illegally and was previously convicted for rape.
Monday morning, agents arrested Gerrardo Garcia, a 43-year-old Mexican national, near the City of Nogales. During processing, a records check on Garcia revealed he was convicted in 2016 of Rape of Spouse by Force and Inflicting Corporal Injury to Spouse in Madera County, California. Garcia was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Garcia is currently in federal custody awaiting a disposition on felony criminal immigration violations.
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 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.