BP Agents from the Nogales Station arrest convicted child sex offender

Jesus Ojeda-Ricardez (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Jesus Ojeda-Ricardez (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Updated: Mar. 9, 2018 at 3:59 PM MST
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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.

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