Border Patrol arrests registered sex offender

Contributed Photo/Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Registered sex offender Hector Josue Valeviano was arrested by the Border Patrol after he was caught illegally being in the country near Lukeville.

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LUKEVILLE – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents patrolling near Lukeville apprehended a Honduran national illegally present in the United States on Sunday evening.

After arrest, record checks revealed 20-year-old Hector Josue Valeviano was convicted of sexual assault of a child on July 3, 2019, by El Paso County, Colorado. Listed as a registered sex offender for life, Valeviano was subsequently deported after his conviction.

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

Valeviano, a previously deported aggravated felon, will face federal 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.