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TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously convicted sex offender near Rio Rico, on Monday. 

Tucson Sector agents apprehended 28-year-old Juan Carlos Hernandez-Garcia early Monday morning, after he illegally entered the United States. Records checks revealed Hernandez-Garcia, a citizen of Mexico, was convicted of sexual assault (victim 13-15 years old) in Passaic County, New Jersey, in 2011. He was sentenced to three years imprisonment.

Hernandez-Garcia will face federal prosecution for immigration violations.

In fiscal year 2019, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested 195 illegal aliens with significant criminal histories. The Border Patrol is often the first line of defense against previously deported criminals attempting to reenter the United States.

For more details regarding this news release, contact the Tucson Sector Public Affairs Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 520-748-3210. Tucson Sector is also LiveU capable. Contact us to schedule an interview.


U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control, and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP’s mission includes keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws. Follow us on Twitter @USBPChiefTCA.

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