U.S. Customs and Border Protection press release...
TUCSON, AZ - U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender outside of Douglas, Arizona, Thursday evening after he entered the country illegally.
Tucson Sector agents encountered and arrested 57-year-old Cenobio Herrera-Hernandez just after 5 p.m. as he traversed the desert northeast of the town.
During processing, agents discovered Herrera-Hernandez was a registered sex offender in the state of Washington following a conviction for Communicating with a Minor for immoral purposes in 2000.
Herrera-Hernandez’s extensive criminal and immigration violation history includes multiple convictions for driving under the influence and deportations dating back to 1990.
Herrera-Hernandez faces federal prosecution for illegal re-entry of a previously removed felon.