Sex offender arrested in Border Patrol immigration stop

YUMA, AZ - Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three individuals for illegally entering the United States Saturday, also learning that one was a sex offender.

After agents checked the records of the people they apprehended near County 17th Street and the Colorado River, they learned one had an extensive criminal history, according to a news release.

The crimes included sexual conduct with a minor under 13, controlled substance violations and a previous deportation from the United States.

Officials used the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System to help identify the man.

The IAFIS is a tool that helps officials to quickly identify individuals with criminal histories.

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