Deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested a convicted sex offender who has been wanted by ICE since 2010, and was on ICE’s Top 10 Most-Wanted list.
Jesus Guitron-Aguilera, 56, from Mexico, was arrested in Provo, Utah, Sept. 26.
Guitron-Aguilera has a lengthy criminal history, which includes convictions for criminal sexual conduct — assault with intent to commit sexual penetration, as well as four other misdemeanors including two driving under the influence convictions.
Guitron-Aguilera, a field laborer, was convicted of the sex-assault charge on July 13, 1992, in Michigan’s 8th Judicial Circuit, and he was sentenced to five years in prison.
“Guitron-Aguilera was a clear threat to the safety of our community and with his arrest we are sending a clear message to illegal aliens who commit crimes in the United States: ‘America is not a safe haven for you,’” said ERO Field Office Director Robert M. Culley.
“You will face justice for your crimes and then we will send you back to your home country.”
On Sept. 26, 2008, a federal immigration judge ordered Guitron-Aguilera removed.
His appeal of the judge’s order was dismissed Aug. 10, 2010. On June 9, 2014, Guitron-Aguilera was seen driving a red Corvette and was stopped by ERO and local police.
He escaped on foot and was not found until Sept. 26, 2017, when he was arrested as a result of a tip.
ICE deportation officers carry out targeted enforcement actions every day in locations around the country as part of the agency’s mission to protect public safety, border security, and the integrity of the nation’s immigration system.
(Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) enforces the nation’s immigration laws in a fair and effective manner. It identifies and apprehends removable aliens, detains these individuals when necessary and removes illegal aliens from the U.S. Courtes of ICE and YouTube)
ICE also periodically conducts expanded enforcement actions as operational needs demand.
The agency’s pursuit of criminal aliens is motivated by our commitment to promote public safety and enforce U.S. immigration laws.
Aliens who are administratively arrested by ICE officers for violating U.S. immigration laws as part of the agency’s targeted enforcement actions receive all due process afforded to them under the law.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of ICE fugitives should immediately contact the local ICE office or call the national hotline at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE (866-347-2423) as soon as possible.
From outside the U.S. and Canada, callers should dial 802-872-6199. Tips can also be submitted online at www.ICE.gov/tips.