Border Patrol apprehends convicted sex offender near Nogales

Contributed Article/Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection

NOGALES – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender after he illegally entered the United States near Nogales, Arizona, Wednesday morning.

Photo Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Julio Martinez-Ocampo

Tucson Sector agents on horses and all-terrain vehicles encountered a group of seven people, all found to be illegally present in the country, near the international border west of Nogales. Records checks revealed one individual, 50-year-old Julio Martinez Ocampo, of Mexico, was convicted of kidnapping and assault to commit a specific sex offense, in Orange County, California, in 1995. He was sentenced to six years and four months in prison.

Martinez Ocampo remains in custody, pending prosecution for reentry of a convicted felon. The other six individuals were immediately expelled to Mexico under Title 42 authority.   

Title 42 executive actions allow agents to limit the further introduction of COVID-19 by expelling certain individuals who enter the United States illegally as quickly as possible while continuing border security operations.

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