Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Utah man Friday in Littlefield following a traffic stop after it was discovered he is living in the U.S. illegally.
Jose Luis Castro, 34, of St. George, Utah, was observed in a vehicle traveling with a cracked windshield, prompting deputies to conduct a traffic stop.
Deputies said Castro initially lied about his age and he was taken into custody without incident. While at the Mesquite Jail, deputies determined Castro’s identity and found out that he was deported before because he had sex with a minor.
A criminal history check showed Castro had been arrested and convicted for a rape of a minor and sexual assault in 2001. With the assistance of Border Patrol, they confirmed Castro was in fact in the country illegally. Border Patrol placed a detainer on Castro.