Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents stopped another previously deported child sex offender from successfully re-entering the U.S. Immigration officers previously deported the Mexican national after a Florida court convicted him for sex offenses involving a child.
Ajo Station agents encountered the 41-year-old man after he illegally crossed the border near Why, Arizona. During a biometric background investigation at the station, agents identified the man as Jose Rivera-Fuentes, a Mexican national with a criminal history and a previous deportation, according to information obtained by Breitbart Border News from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials.
The agents learned that a court in Bradenton, Florida, convicted the Mexican man on a charge of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor in 2014. The court sentenced Rivera-Fuentes to one year in jail. Immigration officers removed him from the U.S. following his prison sentence.
The Mexican national now faces new felony charges for illegal re-entry after removal as a sex offender. If convicted, Rivera-Fuentes could face up to 20 years in a U.S. federal prison.
Earlier this month, agents in the Tucson and Yuma Sectors stopped three criminal aliens from making their way back into the U.S., Breitbart Texas reported. Records revealed that two of the criminal aliens had convictions for sex offenses and the third has a conviction for kidnapping, according to CBP.
In September, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents stopped five previously deported sex offenders from successfully re-entering the U.S. from Mexico. Their crimes included sexual battery, sexual exploitation of a minor, lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14, and child pornography.