NOGALES, Ariz. (KGUN) — The U.S. Border Patrol has prevented a previously convicted sex offender from coming back into Pima County for the fourth time.
Chief Patrol Agent John R. Modlin said Wednesday his agents arrested Gerardo Lopez-Armenta, approximately 55, after he crossed the border illegally near Nogales.
Modlin says Lopez-Armenta was with a group which included children.
Gerardo Lopez-Armenta was arrested with four other migrants, to include two small children, near Nogales, AZ, after crossing the border illegally.— John R. Modlin (@USBPChiefTCA) May 18, 2022
The Mexican citizen was previously convicted of felony attempted sexual assault in #PimaCounty, AZ. He faces criminal charges. pic.twitter.com/CMuMsm3ojl
According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents caught Lopez-Armenta on Nov. 1, 2017 crossing the border illegally.
They checked his records and discovered he had two prior convictions for re-entering the U.S. as an aggravated felon.
Agents also found out he was a convicted sex offender.
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