Douglas Border Patrol agents apprehended a 28-year-old Mexican man east of Douglas on Friday, June 8 and later identified him as a previously-deported, convicted sex offender.
Agents learned during processing that Carlos Vazquez-Montalbo was convicted in Jefferson County, Kentucky, in 2013 for Third Degree Rape and sentenced to five years in prison.
Vazquez will remain in federal custody to face charges for re-entering the U.S. as an aggravated felon.
All persons apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal immigrants with criminal histories are positively identified.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials welcome assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free.