Tucson, Ariz. - A male Mexican national with a prior rape conviction was apprehended last night by the Tucson Sector Border Patrol, a component of the Customs and Border Protection's Joint Field Command-Arizona.
Jose Rosa-Torres, 26, was apprehended by Nogales Border Patrol agents near Amado, Ariz. During processing, agents discovered he was arrested and convicted in 2004 for rape in Butler County, Ohio, and sentenced to two years in prison. His criminal record was discovered using the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, a vital tool that ensures individuals with criminal histories are identified and penalties are upheld to the full extent of the law. Rosa-Torres is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for re-entry of an aggravated felon.
Through state of the art technology, the Border Patrol is able to identify and remove dangerous criminals from the United States, thereby contributing to a safer America and improving the quality of life throughout Arizona communities.
Customs and Border Protection officials appreciate assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity by calling the U.S. Border Patrol at (877) 872-7435 and remain anonymous.
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.