Border agents arrest convicted sex offenders - Tucson News Now

Border agents arrest convicted sex offenders

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Two convicted sex offenders were arrested this week by Border Patrol agents.

Both had been previously convicted of sex crimes against children, according to a Customs and Border Protection news release.

According to the release, Raul Meneses-Cortez, a citizen of Mexico had been convicted of sexual assault, illegal sexual contact of a minor child and resisting arrest. He was sentenced to 10 years with 10 years probation, and had been removed from the U.S.

Last month, he was apprehended for immigration violations and processed for prosecution and removal, the release said.

Francisco Peralta Contreras, who is a U.S. citizen, had been convicted of indecency with a child-sexual contact, according to the release. He was sentenced to five years.

No further details were provided about the circumstances of the recent arrests.

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