U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) announced Wednesday that it had arrested two illegal border crossers with previous convictions for sex crimes in the United States.
Both were arrested in Arizona, just hours apart.
“Tucson Sector agents apprehended 27-year-old Andres Lopez-Rosales near Amado, around midnight,” CBP said in a press release. “Records checks revealed Lopez-Rosales was convicted of Sexual Battery in Washington County, Utah, in 2016. He received a sentence of 364 days in jail and 18 months probation.”
A second man, 29-year-old Ernesto Maldonado Alvarado was arrested in the desert of Arizona just four hours later.
“Records checks revealed Maldonado Alvarado has an extensive criminal history, including a conviction in Santa Clara County, California, for Sex with a Minor in 2014 and again in 2017,” CBP said. “He received a sentence of 364 days in jail and three years probation for the first offense and two years imprisonment for the second.”
Both will face federal prosecution for illegal re-entry.
CBP said that from Oct. 1 through February, it has apprehended 1294 people attempting to cross the borders illegally.
Border Patrol is not unfamiliar with apprehending previously deported sex offenders.
In early March, CBP arrested an illegal alien who had been convicted of a sex crime with a minor, and was only sentenced to six days in jail before being deported.
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