In Naco, Arizona, border patrols arrested an immigrant convicted of a sex offense on Tuesday. Erik Contreras-Diaz, a Guatemalan citizen, was caught by his agents shortly after he illegally re-entered Guatemala. Agents soon discovered that Contreras was a registered sex offender who attempted first degree rape in New York in 2016.
Contreras-Diaz, who had an illegal presence in Mount Kisco, New York, was arrested in 2016 and charged with felonies, sexual assault and robbery. According to news report at Hudson Valley PostNY State Police were dispatched to investigate a sexual offense reported on July 27, 2016. After an initial investigation, police revealed that then-26-year-old Erik Contreras-Diaz had brought the woman to a motel and had unwanted sexual contact.
According to the victim, she called the police for help on several occasions, but was interrupted by Contreras-Diaz.
The victim was eventually able to get out of the motel room, and after a short struggle, the police were called.
Contreras-Diaz was later convicted and sentenced to 42 months in prison. After deportation, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted of illegally entering the country.
Contreras-Diaz is one of two sex offenders arrested by agents during a 10-hour period in Naco, Arizona, on Tuesday. Mexican national Sergio Fernandez-Barvosa was also arrested in Arizona after being convicted of attempted child molestation. He was sentenced to five years in prison.
Most migrants arrested by border patrols do not have previous criminal records, but so are those convicted of serious crimes due to the sheer number of arrests that re-enter the country illegally.
In the Tucson Border Patrol District alone, during the first 10 days of May, agents arrested four additional immigrants with serious criminal records for crimes committed in the United States.
On May 1, agents in Nogales arrested Mexican citizen Sigifredo Delgadillo-Ramirez, convicted on one count and three counts.castle Murdered in California in 1992.
On May 3, Douglas agents found Mexican national Felix Armenta arrested and convicted in 2008 of attempted aggravated sexual assault in Illinois.
On 5 May, agents near Ajo arrested Rene Martinez-Monge, an El Salvador citizen. During an initial investigation, agents found that they had been convicted of attempted felonies in Los Angeles, California.
On May 7, Douglas agents arrested Armando Contreras-Lopez, who had crossed over with a large group of immigrants. He was identified as a registered sex offender by a Mexican who threatened the welfare of children in New Jersey.
Randy Clark A veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol with 32 years of experience. Prior to his retirement, he served as Head of Law Enforcement Operations, commanding 9 Border Patrol operations in the Del Rio sector, Texas. Follow him on Twitter @RandyClarkBBTX.