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Border Patrol nabs convicted sex offenders

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Border Patrol nabs convicted sex offenders

In the last two weeks, Border Patrol agents arrested seven men for being in the country illegally after they were previously deported from the United States for sex crimes.

The men were convicted of a range of crimes, including rape, aggravated sexual abuse of a child, and engaging in child prostitution, according to a release from the agency.

Two of the men were from Guatemala and had previously been convicted for lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14, as well as annoy/molestation of a victim under 18.

Three of the men from Mexico had been convicted of rape, aggravated abuse of a child, and engaging in child prostitution. 

In addition to sex crimes, the men also had criminal histories involving assault, battery, aggravated domestic violence, voluntary manslaughter, great bodily injury with a deadly weapon, and kidnapping.

All seven were charged with immigration violations and will be prosecuted and subjected to jail time before they are removed from the United States according to federal guidelines, the agency said.

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