Agents from the Tucson Sector Border Patrol detained two migrants recently who had serious convictions for sex-related offenses in the US. Agents detained a man who had previously been convicted of sexually abusing a kid in Utah on one occasion. Agents detained a migrant who had previously been convicted of attempted rape in Georgia in the second case.
On August 8, Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent John Modlin posted on social media a mugshot of a Mexican national arrested following an attempt to cross the border illegally on July 31. After finding that Mexican national José Roblero-Perez had been convicted of attempted rape in Cobb County, Georgia, in February 2005, Tucson Station agents detained him.
The following day, according to Modlin, agents from Brian Terry Station detained a group of 11 migrants who had unlawfully crossed the border close to Bisbee, Arizona. Agents found a 2010 Utah conviction for child sexual abuse for one of the migrants during a background investigation. The migrant was recognized as Edgar Torres Martinez by the agents.
After being removed as sex offenders, both migrants are now being prosecuted by the federal government for illegal re-entry. Each defendant may spend up to 20 years in federal prison if found guilty.