TUCSON, Ariz. – During the last two weeks, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested seven illegal immigrants convicted of various sex crimes and previously deported from the U.S.
Three subjects from Mexico had convictions including rape, aggravated sexual abuse of a child, and soliciting/engaging in child prostitution.
Two subjects from Guatemala were convicted for lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14, and annoy/molestation of a victim under 18.
The subjects also had criminal histories involving assault, battery, aggravated domestic violence, voluntary manslaughter, great bodily injury with a deadly weapon, and kidnapping.
These individuals were charged for immigration violations and will be processed for prosecution and removal proceedings in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines.
Criminal prosecution is an impact program in which individuals with criminal records are subjected to jail time.
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.