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Illegal alien convicted for child rape arrested

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Posted at 5:08 PM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 20:08:01-04

Border patrol agents in Tucson apprehended 42-year-old Fernando Lopez-Delacruz for illegally entering the country Tuesday morning.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents learned Lopez-Delacruz was convicted in Washington of first-degree rape and attempted second-degree rape of a child.

Lopez-Delacruz was sentenced to 71 months, just under 6 years, in prison.

He is being held in federal custody pending prosecution for criminal immigration violations, according to CBP.