Casa Grande Agents Arrest Sex Offender
TUCSON, Ariz. – Casa Grande Station Border Patrol agents apprehended 10 male illegal aliens Thursday morning northeast of Lukeville for entering the U.S. illegally and later identified one of the subjects as a previously-deported, registered sex offender.
After a tracking operation resulted in the group’s apprehension in the desert near Papago Farms, west of Tucson, agents transported the subjects to the Casa Grande Station for processing. Agents learned during processing that Elmin Amaya-Lopez, a 34-year-old Honduran national, was a convicted sex offender. He had been deported from the U.S. in 2014 after a sexual assault conviction in Stamford, Connecticut.
Amaya is the second previously deported sex offender arrested by Casa Grande in the last 24 hours. He now faces prosecution for immigration violations, including re-entry as a felon.
The other nine persons arrested will be processed for immigration violations.
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Yuma Station agents arrested the male subject at approximately 4:34 p.m. on Thursday after he illegally entered the United States two miles east of the San Luis Port of Entry.
During processing, agents identified the 50-year-old male from Jalisco, Mexico as Deonicio Torres-Salazar who has felony convictions of first-degree rape, second-degree kidnapping, and first-degree burglary out of La Grande, Oregon in 1993. He was previously removed from the United States through the Del Rio, Texas Port of Entry in September 2017. After further questioning, Salazar stated he was traveling to San Luis, Arizona.
Salazar has been charged with re-entry after deportation.
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.