YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Station Border Patrol agents apprehended a male previously convicted of child molestation Tuesday afternoon as he attempted to make illegal entry into the United States.
At approximately 3:40 p.m., agents working in the Imperial Sand Dunes area apprehended a group of three Mexican nationals. During processing, agents identified one subject who had various criminal and administrative convictions, including felony child molestation. He was removed from the United States in 2013 from Texas.
The subject will be prosecuted for re-entry as a previously deported aggravated felon. The other two Mexican nationals were arrested and returned to Mexico.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.