Child Sex Offender Arrested in Criminal Group by Yuma Sector Border Patrol
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported child sex offender from Mexico who was traveling with other criminals illegally present in the United States Wednesday morning.
At approximately 1:45 a.m., Yuma Station agents apprehended three adult Mexican nationals who illegally entered into the United States along the Colorado River west of Yuma.
During processing, agents identified one of the illegal aliens as Francisco Garcia-Robles, a 33-year-old previously deported, child sex offender from Mexico. Garcia-Robles was convicted for lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under 14 years of age in 2005 in Los Angeles. He was sentenced to one year in prison and was subsequently deported. Garcia-Robles was last apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol in 2007 and served 33 months in prison following his conviction for illegal re-entry of an alien.
The second illegal alien traveling with Garcia-Robles had convictions for a violation of a protective order and criminal mischief out of Salt Lake County, Utah. The third illegal alien had a conviction for possession of a controlled substance for sale out of Riverside, Calif.
The three illegal aliens were processed for immigration violations.
Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of criminal activity charges without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials welcome assistance from the community. Individuals can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. Reporting illicit activity could result in saving someone’s life.