Tucson, Arizona Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender on July 27, 2019 after he re-entered the United States illegally through the desert. The suspect is identified as Pedro Nolasco-Garcia, 52.
Agents patrolling west of Lukeville, Arizona arrested a group of Guatemalan and Honduran nationals in the pre-dawn hours. The group of 16 men, women, and children surrendered to Border Patrol agents after they illegally entered the country through an area without a pedestrian barrier.
Agents conducting criminal database checks learned that Pedro a Guatemalan national traveling with the women and children, was convicted of Lewd or Lascivious Conduct and Failure to register as a Sex Offender on July 31, 2015, in Jacksonville, Florida.
Pedro is a felon and reentered the USA after prior deportation, will face federal prosecution for immigration violations.
All persons apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal immigrants with criminal histories are positively identified.