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U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two previously deported sex offenders near Sasabe and Amado, Arizona, on March 10, 2020. 27-year-old Andres Lopez-Rosales and 29-year-old Ernesto Maldonado Alvarado were both arrested.

Agents apprehended Andres Lopez-Rosales near Amado, around midnight. Records checks revealed Lopez-Rosales was convicted of Sexual Battery in Washington County, Utah, in 2016. He received a sentence of 364 days in jail and 18 months probation. 

Around 4 a.m., agents patrolling the desert near Sasabe apprehended Ernesto Maldonado Alvarado. Records checks revealed Maldonado Alvarado has an extensive criminal history, including a conviction in Santa Clara County, California, for Sex with a Minor in 2014 and again in 2017. He received a sentence of 364 days in jail and three years probation for the first offense and two years imprisonment for the second.

Lopez-Rosales and Maldonado Alvarado, both Mexican nationals illegally present in the United States, face federal prosecution for criminal immigration violations.

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