TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector say they have arrested two previously convicted sex offenders.
Ajo Station agents arrested 32-year-old Jose Pineda-Torres of Honduras for entering the United States illegally.
Authorities say that during processing, a records check showed Pineda was convicted in 2012 for facilitation of attempted aggravated sexual battery in Robertson County, Tennessee.
Hours later last Friday, Douglas Station agents say they arrested 34-year-old Adonay Merrillo-Arellano of Mexico for entering the United States illegally.
A records check revealed Merrillo-Arellano was previously deported and convicted in 2006 for third-degree rape in Morrow County, Oregon.
Border officials say both men now face criminal charges for illegally re-entering the United States.