TUCSON, Ariz. –Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ajo Station apprehended a registered sex offender early Friday after he re-entered the country illegally from Mexico near Lukeville.
Agents arrested 32-year-old Heriberto Casillas-Sandoval and transported him to the Ajo Station for processing. Agents conducting a records check discovered Sandoval was convicted for sexual assault in 2007 by the Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Sandoval 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.