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Yuma Sector Border Patrol Catches Child Molester

Release Date: 
June 24, 2019

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported child molester after he illegally entered the United States with a group of family units Wednesday night.

At approximately 10:45 p.m., Yuma Station agents patrolling along the Colorado River apprehended a group of six illegal aliens near County 23rd Street and the Salinity Canal.

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs
and Border Protection

Record checks revealed that 41-year-old Juan Rojas-Rodriguez, a previously deported Mexican national, was convicted of sex with a minor under 14 years of age in California in 1996. Rojas-Rodriguez was last deported in 2008 after immigration officials encountered him at the Lompoc Federal Correction Institution in California.

Rojas-Rodriguez is charged with re-entry as a previously deported aggravated felon.

The other five illegal aliens, Guatemalan nationals traveling in family units, are being processed for immigration violations.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021