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Border Patrol agent nabs sex offender, aggravated felon


Catches suspect sneaking across border

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - A Yuma Sector Border Patrol agent apprehended an unauthorized entrant sneaking into the country Wednesday morning, and discovered he was an aggravated felon previously convicted of a sex offense against a minor.

The incident began at 5 a.m. when the same agent detected a group of three undocumented immigrants after they illegally entered the U.S. He apprehended the group near County 14th Street approximately nine miles northeast of the San Luis Port of Entry.

Mario Roberto Pacheco

The agent arrested the three illegally-present individuals, and transported them to the Yuma Station for identification and further processing.

Record checks conducted on the migrants revealed that one of them, Mario Roberto Pacheco, was an aggravated felon with a battery conviction for a sex offense against a child. Pacheco, 67, also had a previous conviction for cocaine possession. Both convictions were out of Florida.

Pacheco has previously been removed from the U.S. He will be processed for removal under Title 42.

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