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6 sex offenders arrested by Border Patrol

Six men convicted of sex crimes were removed from the United States since the end of September after they were apprehended by Border Patrol, authorities said.

Before their arrests between Sept. 30 and Oct. 8 by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents, the men had been convicted of range of sex crimes including felony-aggravated sexual assault on a child, lewd or lascivious molestation and conduct, and felony-attempted sexual assault of a spouse, the agency said in a news release.

Three of the men also had outstanding warrants connected to their crimes, and one man was accused of assault with a semi-automatic firearm.

One man claimed to be a member of the Sureños, a gang affiliated with the Mexican mafia.

Five of the men were Mexican nationals and the sixth was from Guatemala. 

All six men were identified by the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, a computer system that uses fingerprints to identify people with criminal histories, the agency said.

All six were arrested and will be removed from the United States according to the agency's guidelines, the release said.

In mid-September, the agency announced that it had caught seven men convicted of sex crimes, including five men from Mexico and two Guatemalans.

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