Previously Deported Sexual Offender Arrested By Border Patrol Agents

Convicted Of Indecent Assault On A Person Less Than 13 Years of Age

Romualdo Gregorio Felipe [Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection]

TUCSON – A previously deported sex offender, Romualdo Gregorio Felipe, was arrested by Border Patrol agents near Lukeville.

The 48-year-old Felipe was apprehended by Tucson Sector agents patrolling the desert near the border around 6:15 p.m., on Wednesday.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, records checks revealed Felipe, a Mexican national, illegally present in the United States, was convicted of Indecent Assault on a Person Less Than 13 Years of Age by Indiana County, Pennsylvania, in 2015. He was sentenced to 125 days in jail and deported to Mexico later that year.

A previously deported aggravated felon, Felipe faces prosecution for immigration violations.

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