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Border Patrol agents arrest Honduran man convicted of molesting child

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a Honduran migrant with a felony conviction of child molestation on Tuesday.

U.S. Border Patrol agents said they caught a group of 12 individuals trying to escape from them near the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge southeast of Yuma. Record checks revealed one of the men, 30-year-old Brian Cruz-Gutierrez had a felony conviction out of Pomona, Calif., for molesting a child under 14.

A judge sentenced him to three years in prison for his crime. In addition, the judge also removed him from the U.S. in 2016.

Border Security / Yuma County
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