Border Patrol Nabs Multiple Sexual Assault Suspect - Tucson News Now


Border Patrol Nabs Multiple Sexual Assault Suspect

(AP) Border Patrol agents working in the Nogales Border Patrol Station apprehended a group of eleven illegal immigrants Tuesday, including one wanted in California on sex-crimes charges.

The group was captured in a remote area about five miles southwest of Green Valley.

While performing records checks, one of the immigrants was described as a citizen of Honduras.  A further records check revealed two arrest warrants issued in Los Angeles dating back to 1991.

One arrest warrant was for multiple rape and sex offenses including the rape of a ten-year-old boy. The second warrant was for narcotics offenses. The suspect was booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail.  He's currently awaiting extradition to L.A.

Since the first of November, the Border Patrol Station in Nogales has apprehended nine undocumented aliens that had outstanding arrest warrants from Arizona, California, Colorado and Utah.

The charges include murder, aggravated assault, burglary, domestic violence and parole violations.

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