Lukeville, Arizona - U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender near Lukeville Wednesday evening.
Tucson Sector agents patrolling the desert near the border apprehended 48-year-old Romualdo Gregorio Felipe around 6:15 p.m. Records checks revealed Felipe, a Mexican national illegally present in the United States, was convicted of Indecent Assault on a Person Less Than 13 Years of Age by Indiana County, Pennsylvania, in 2015. He was sentenced to 125 days in jail and deported to Mexico later that year.
A previously deported aggravated felon, Felipe faces prosecution for immigration violations.
All persons apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal aliens with criminal histories are positively identified.