PROVO, UT (KUTV) – Deportation officers with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested a convicted sex offender Tuesday.
The 56-year-old illegal alien, Jesus Guitron-Aguilera, was arrested in Provo, Utah on September 26.
Guitron-Aguilera has been a fugitive since 2010, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Guitron-Aguilera was on ICE’s Top 10 Most-Wanted list.
The fugitive has a lengthy criminal history, which includes convictions for criminal sexual conduct — assault with intent to commit sexual penetration, as well as four other misdemeanors including two driving under the influence convictions.
Guitron-Aguilera, a field laborer, was convicted of the sex-assault charge on July 13, 1992, in Michigan’s 8th Judicial Circuit. He was sentenced to five years in prison.
“Guitron-Aguilera was a clear threat to the safety of our community and with his arrest we are sending a clear message to illegal aliens who commit crimes in the United States: ‘America is not a safe haven for you,’” said ERO Field Office Director Robert M. Culley. “You will face justice for your crimes and then we will send you back to your home country.”
On September 26, 2008, a federal immigration judge ordered Guitron-Aguilera be removed, but his appeal of the judge’s order was dismissed in 2010.
On June 9, 2014, Guitron-Aguilera was seen driving a red Corvette and stopped by ERO and local police. He escaped on foot and wasn’t found until September 26, 2017, when he was arrested as a result of a tip.
Guitron-Aguilera came to the U.S. illegally from Mexico.