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Border activist acquitted of federal charges

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Border activist Scott Warren outside the Tucson federal courthouse

Scott Warren walks free for a second time

TUCSON, Ariz. (KYMA, KSWT, KECY) - A federal jury has found border activist Scott Warren not guilty of harboring illegal immigrants and helping them elude federal agents.

This is the second time Warren has walked free after facing federal charges. His first trial ended in June with a hung jury.

Warren works with the humanitarian group, No More Deaths, based out of Ajo, Arizona. The group puts water in the desert for migrants. It also operates an emergency medical facility.

Warren was charged with harboring in January 2018 after Border Patrol agents found him in that facility with two Central American men. Prosecutors said neither man was in need of medical attention, and should not have been let into the camp. They also accused Warren of telling immigrants how to get into the U.S. without encountering the border patrol.

Warren insists he was fulfilling a humanitarian mission at the time of his arrest.

Arizona News / Immigration

Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis recently returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director, but she has a long history with the Desert Southwest.

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