TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a 42-year-old Guatemalan man Thursday, near Sells, and later learned he was previously removed from the United States following a conviction for sex with a minor.
Agents arrested Miguel Chapeton for illegally entering the U.S. and, during processing, found he was convicted in 1994 in Suffolk County, New York for sex crimes against a child.
Chapeton is being prosecuted for felony immigration charges for re-entering the U.S following deportation.
Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.