YUMA, Ariz. – A convicted sex offender from Mexico was hoping to catch a train out of Yuma early Tuesday morning, but Border Patrol agents foiled his plan.
Rosario Antonio Tena-Hernandez, a 41-year-old Mexican national, was among four migrant men who were encountered at the Amtrak station in Yuma just before 3 a.m. as they waited for a train to arrive.
Through questioning, agents determined that all 4 of the men were illegally present in the U.S. and subsequently transported them to the Yuma station for further processing. As part of the intake process, record checks were conducted on the men and revealed that Tena-Hernandez was a convicted sex offender.
Tena-Hernandez was arrested in 2017 for sex with a minor and convicted of the crime in a California court a year later. Tena-Hernandez was sentenced to three years in prison; however, it is unknown how much time he served.
Tena-Hernandez will be prosecuted for felony reentry after a previous removal from the U.S. and faces additional jail time.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.