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Blythe agents arrest convicted child molester
March 15, 2018
QUARTZSITE, Arizona – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working near Quartzsite, Arizona arrested a convicted child molester and three other Mexican nationals Sunday, March 11. Early that morning, Blythe Station agents began tracking a group of four subjects who walked around the Highway 95 Immigration Checkpoint.
The agents located the subjects and determined them all to be Mexican nationals illegally in the United States. They were arrested and transported to Blythe Station for processing.
During routine processing and records checks, one of the subjects was identified as 36-year-old Alonzo Bustos-Trujillo, a previously deported Mexican national who was convicted of child molestation in Bellflower, California in 2011. He was sentenced to 365 days in jail and five years of probation for that crime.
It was also determined during the interview process that Bustos-Trujillo was headed from Yuma to Los Angeles. Bustos-Trujillo is being prosecuted for re-entry after deportation.
The other three Mexican nationals were processed for immigration violations.
An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
All persons, drugs and vehicles are processed per Yuma Sector guidelines. Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt.
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to illegally transport people and contraband through southwestern Arizona and California. Citizens can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers can remain anonymous.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP strives to keep terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.
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