Posted: Jul 06, 2017 10:04 AM PDT
Updated: Jul 06, 2017 10:04 AM PDT
Posted By Faye DeHoffCONNECT

U.S. Customs & Border Protection

Naco -
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously-deported sex offender Tuesday evening, caught in eastern Arizona.

Agents from the Brian A. Terry Border Patrol Station arrested Javier Mejia-Pedraza, a 51-year-old Mexican national, after he illegally entered the U.S. east of Naco, Arizona.

During processing, agents learned that Mejia has multiple felony convictions, to include lewd or lascivious acts with a minor in 2010 in Los Angeles, and prior deportations; the most recent occurring in 2014.

Mejia is being charged for felony immigration charges for re-entering the United States following deportation.

Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.