Border Patrol arrests repeat sex offender

Border Patrol arrests repeat sex offender
Border Patrol arrested Adrian Castro-Garcia, who they found to be a deported sex offender. (Source: U.S. Border Patrol)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender Monday near Sells.

Tucson Sector agents arrested Adrian Castro-Garcia, a 33-year-old Mexican national illegally present in the country. Castro-Garcia called 911 after he became lost in the desert after illegally crossing the international border. Agents found him quickly and provided medical attention.

Records checks revealed Castro-Garcia was convicted of sex with a minor in 2013 and again in 2014 in California. In both cases he was sentenced to more than 150 days of incarceration.

In both instances, Castro-Garcia was deported after serving time for his conviction.

Castro-Garcia will face federal prosecution for immigration violations.

Anyone arrested by Border Patrol undergoes criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure migrants with criminal histories are positively identified.

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