Man gets 33 months in prison for illegal re-entry
Mexican had assault conviction in Florida
A 37-year-old Mexican man was sentenced to 33 months in prison on Oct. 20 for illegal re-entry of a felon, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday.
Miguel Hernandez Hernandez, of Progreso, Yucatan, was apprehended by Casa Grande Station Border Patrol agents in early February for attempting to illegally enter the country.
A records check revealed a 1999 conviction for lewd, lascivious indecent assault on or in the presence of a child in Bartow, Fla. Hernandez was removed from the United States after serving his sentence in Florida, the Border Patrol said.
The case was turned over to the U.S. Attorney Office for prosecution of a felon who illegally re-entered the country.
Following his prison sentence, he will be formally removed from the United States, the Border Patrol said.
Border Patrol wrapup
Ajo Station agents working in the West Desert on Wednesday responded to the Barry Goldwater Bombing Range security office where two suspected illegal aliens were being held. During questioning, the men, 22 and 41, admitted to entering the United States illegally. Security officers also turned over five cylinders wrapped in electrical tape found near the individuals. The substance in the packages tested positive for heroin. The drugs, which weighed nearly 3 pounds, were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The men were held for federal prosecution.
Nogales Station agents apprehended a 23-year-old man from Honduras after he illegally entered the United States west of the Nogales Port on Tuesday. Record checks revealed he had affiliations with the Mara Salvatrucha street gang and a removal in 2010. He was held for federal prosecution for re-entry of an aggravated felon.
Douglas Station agents apprehended a 29-year-old Mexican man Wednesday for illegally entering the United States. Record checks revealed he has a conviction for sexual abuse in the first degree and a second-degree charge for forcible physical contact in 2004 in New York City. He faces federal charges for illegal re-entry of an aggravated felon.
Ajo Station agents apprehended a 25-year-old Mexican man Wednesday near Why for illegally entering the United States. Record checks revealed convictions for sexual assault and enticement-sexual conduct with a child in 2006 in Wisconsin. He faces federal charges for illegal re-entry of an aggravated felon.