NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station arrested a previously convicted sex offender Wednesday afternoon, March 7 shortly after he illegally entered the United States west of Nogales.
Agents apprehended Jesus Ojeda-Ricardez, a 32-year-old Mexican national, north of the international border and transported him to Nogales Station for processing.
During processing, agents conducted a records check and learned Ojeda-Ricardez was convicted in 2006 for sexual intercourse with a minor and domestic violence in Riverside County, California. He is in federal custody pending prosecution for re-entry as an aggravated felon.
All persons apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal immigrants with criminal histories are positively identified.