Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender near Palominas, Arizona on December 29, 2019.

Agents apprehended 46-year-old Milton Portilla-Moscoso at approximately 9 p.m. after he illegally entered the United States. Records checks revealed Portilla-Moscoso, a citizen of Ecuador, was convicted of sexual assault in Texas, in 2011.

He was sentenced to eight years of probation and deported to Ecuador.

 Portilla-Moscoso will face federal prosecution for immigration violations.

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 In Fiscal Year 2019, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested 195 illegal immigrants with significant criminal histories. The Border Patrol is often the first line of defense against previously deported criminals attempting to reenter the United States.