Blythe, Calif. - U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma arrested a known sex offender Friday afternoon.
The man, Francisco Hernandez-Ortega, was arrested during a traffic stop by Border Patrol agents assigned to the Blythe Station for being illegally in the U.S. During processing, agents learned that Hernandez had been previously deported from the United States. Criminal records checks also revealed that Hernandez had convictions for sexual intercourse with a minor.
Hernandez is being processed to re-instate his previous deportation and presented for prosecution.
To report suspicious activity, contact the Yuma Sector Border Patrol's toll free telephone number at 1-866-999-8727.
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.