Border Patrol agents catch convicted child molester near Yuma

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Posted at 1:55 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 16:55:55-04

YUMA, AZ — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents caught a previously-deported convicted child molester trying to enter the U.S. illegally.

U. S. Customs and Border Protection says Juan Rojas Rodriguez, 41, was captured by agents patrolling the Colorado River near Yuma on June 19. He was allegedly traveling with a group of family units from Guatemala.

Agents say Rodriguez was convicted in California in 1996 for having sex with a girl younger than 14 years old.

He was originally deported in 2008 after officials found him in a federal prison in California, CBP said in a news release.