Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector arrested a previously deported child sex offender after he illegally crossed from Mexico. In a separate incident, agents arrested a previously deported man with a felony conviction for child abuse.
On Wednesday, agents assigned to the Brian A. Terry Border Patrol Station observed a man crossing the international border in an area east of the Naco Port of Entry. The agents arrested the man and took him to the station for processing, according to information provided to Breitbart Texas by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.
All illegal aliens arrested by Border Patrol agents are subjected to a biometric background investigation after being arrested. In this case, records revealed that a Las Vegas, Nevada, court previously convicted the Mexican national, 41-year-old Angel Bautista-Sanchez, for “lewd or lascivious acts with a minor.” Following his 2013 conviction, immigration officers deported the criminal alien.
Bautista now faces federal felony charges of aggravated re-entry after being removed as a sex offender.
One day earlier, agents patrolling near the State Route 83 Border Patrol Checkpoint observed suspicious behavior by a woman driving a Nissan Sentra. The woman stopped her vehicle before the checkpoint, letting multiple people get out and run into the desert in an apparent effort to circumvent the checkpoint. One of the men fell about 12 feet after getting out of the Sentra and broke his leg. The injury required life flight transportation to a Tucson hospital.
Agents arrested the other Mexican nationals who were allegedly being smuggled by the woman. The agents captured and arrested all of her passengers.
During a background investigation, agents learned that one of the men, 45-year-old Jose Castro-Luque received a felony conviction in 2004 from a court in Farmington, Utah. The Utah court convicted Castro in 2004 for felony child abuse and neglect. He received a five-year prison sentence before being removed from the U.S.
He will also face felony charges of aggravated re-entry after removal as a convicted felon.
If convicted on the new federal charges, both men face up to 20 years in prison.