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Two sex offenders arrested by Border Patrol

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Posted at 6:12 PM, Jun 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-26 21:12:39-04

Agents at the Ajo Border Patrol station arrested two sex offenders Friday.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 26-year-old Rigoberto Lopez-Martinez was arrested after illegally entering the country through the desert earlier in the day. After his arrest, records revealed that Lopez had been previously removed from the country from a 2012 arrest and conviction for rape.

In a separate event, 34-year-old Jose Luis Flores-Valles was also arrested for illegal entry into the country. His records revealed that he was removed from the country stemming from a conviction of sexual crimes with a minor.

Both men remain in custody.