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Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrest deported child molester

Posted at 4:17 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 19:17:37-04

YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a deported child molester who entered the U.S. with family units on Wednesday evening.

Yuma station agents near the Colorado River apprehended a group of six migrants near County 23rd Street and the Salinity Canal around 10:45 p.m.

CBP says previously deported Mexican national 41-year-old Juan Rojas-Rodriguez was convicted of sex with a minor under 14-years-old in California back 1996.

Officials say Rojas-Rodriguez was deported in 2008 after being located at the Lompoc Federal Correction Institution in California.

CBP says "Rojas-Rodriguez is charged with re-entry as a previously deported aggravated felon."

The other migrants are being processed for immigration violations.