BP Arrests Attempted Child Sex Abuser

Release Date: July 7, 2020

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents patrolling near Lukeville, Arizona, arrested an El Salvadorian man with a felony conviction for attempted sex crimes Monday evening.

Tucson Sector agents encountered three individuals near the international border around 7 p.m. During field processing, they discovered an El Salvadorian national in the group was a previously deported convicted felon.

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Jose Chavez-Garcia, 28, was convicted of Attempted First-Degree Child Sex Abuse in Washington, D.C., in 2015. Chavez-Garcia was sentenced to thirty-three months in prison for the offense.

Chavez-Garcia remains in custody, pending prosecution for reentry of a previously removed felon.

The other two people encountered were expelled to Mexico under Title 42 authority.

For more details regarding this news release, contact the Tucson Sector Public Affairs Office at tca-pao@cbp.dhs.gov or by phone at 520-748-3210. Tucson Sector is also LiveU capable.

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