A migrant who attempted to enter the country was arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Yuma Sector on Monday.
The man, identified as Edgar Antonio Gutierrez-Martinez, has felony charges for first-degree child rape and incest.
In a tweet, the sector’s chief patrol agency Chris T. Clem said the migrant is now placed under the custody of U.S. Marshals and is set to face trial. Clem shared a photo of Martinez in a van’s backseat. Fox News has tried reaching out to Border Patrol but was not immediately answered.
According to a report by CBS 13, the operatives came across the migrant on Monday, did a background check, and found out about the convictions.
Monday’s arrest emphasizes border safety worries especially that entering migrants increase.
Last week, some criminal illegal migrants were arrested in Texas. Some of the arrested are MS-13 gang members while others are sex criminals with prior convictions.
For this year, until the end of August, the total arrests of criminal migrants totaled to 9, 278. Last year, the number was at 2, 438 and in 2019, 4, 269.
A total of 11, 411 refugees were permitted to enter the country during the budget year that ended Thursday, the State Department told The Associated Press through an email. The number dropped from the recorded low last year with 11, 814, and even farther than what President Joe Biden has set earlier at 62, 500.
Tens of thousands of Afghans who went to the U.S. after the American military withdrawal, however, were not yet included in the record.