YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported child molester after he illegally entered the United States with a group of family units Wednesday night.
At approximately 10:45 p.m., Yuma Station agents patrolling along the Colorado River apprehended a group of six illegal aliens near County 23rd Street and the Salinity Canal.
Record checks revealed that 41-year-old Juan Rojas-Rodriguez, a previously deported Mexican national, was convicted of sex with a minor under 14 years of age in California in 1996. Rojas-Rodriguez was last deported in 2008 after immigration officials encountered him at the Lompoc Federal Correction Institution in California.
Rojas-Rodriguez is charged with re-entry as a previously deported aggravated felon.
The other five illegal aliens, Guatemalan nationals traveling in family units, are being processed for immigration violations.