TUCSON – A previously deported child sex offender from Guatemala, Honorio Perez, was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents on the Tohono O’odham Nation late Tuesday afternoon.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Border Patrol agents patrolling near the international boundary tracked and arrested the 29-year-old Perez after he made illegal entry into the United States through the desert.
Agents discovered through a records check, that the Guatemalan national was convicted of sexual offenses against a child in Floyd County, Georgia, in 2012. After completing his subsequent prison sentence, Perez was removed from the country in 2017.
Perez will now face felony immigration prosecution, as he is a previously removed felon with a lifetime ban from the United States.