Border Patrol Arrests Previously Deported Sex Offenders Crossing Arizona Border
Agents conduct background checks and find sex crimes committed by illegal aliens
A pair of previously deported sex offenders was arrested by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents after they illegally crossed the Mexican border into Arizona, according to reports.
The arrests came amid a slew of separate incidents.
Agents apprehended the man after he illegally crossed the border from Mexico on December 27.
Agents then transported him to the Border Patrol station to process a biometric criminal background investigation.
The man was then identified as 40-year-old Manuel Todelo-Gebara, a Mexican national who had previously been deported.
Following a check of Todelo-Gebara's background, it was revealed he had been convicted by Cook County, Illinois court for sexual assault and was sentenced by the court to five years in state prison.
Todelo-Gebara was then deported to Mexico following the completion of his prison term, according to officials.
But the illegal alien now faces prosecution for illegal re-entry after removal as a sex offender.
On Sunday, Tucson Sector agents caught another previously deported sex offender attempting to enter the US.
The man was identified as 46-year-old Milton Portilla-Moscoso, a citizen of Ecuador.
After agents searched Portilla-Moscoso's criminal records, they found a conviction by a Dallas County, Texas court in 2011 for sexual assault.
The illegal alien was sentenced to eight years of probation by the Texas court.
Following his conviction, he was deported to Ecuador.
The criminal alien now faces federal prosecution for illegal re-entry after removal as a sex offender.
The man could now face up to 20 years in federal prison if he is convicted.
Earlier this year, Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz's said in a statement:
“Criminals will keep trying to enter further into the United States and make their way into our communities,"
“This is how our men and women of the Border Patrol keep our communities safe from predators like this.”