U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man and later discovered he was previously convicted and incarcerated for crimes against a child.
23-year-old Henry Velasquez-Lopes was arrested near Sasabe for being in the United States illegally. Velasquez-Lopez is from Guatemala.
Agents processing Velasquez-Lopez did a record check and discovered a conviction for Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 4th Degree, and Children-Accosting for Immoral Purposes. This incident happened in 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
He was sentenced to one year in prison.
Velasquez-Lopez will stay in federal custody pending prosecution for criminal immigration violations involving re-entry of an aggravated felon.
Border Patrol agents use criminal history checks using biometrics on all people to make sure illegal immigrants with criminal histories are correctly identified.