A Cuban citizen has been picked up by the U.S. Border Patrol in our area, and officials say he has an extensive criminal past.
Border Patrol agents were called to help State Police in Rochester on Wednesday on an arrest involving the 56 year old man.
While processing the man, who was not identified, authorities learned that he had a prior conviction for sexual misconduct in Syracuse.
Border Patrol agent Mike Scioli says the information also turned up other criminal convictions in the suspect's past.
He says the nationwide fingerprint database they use combines information from federal, state and local authorities...@
"These alerts will pop up so if...people try to burn their fingerprints to hide their identity, this tool will help identify these people and it makes the results a lot quicker."
Due to the prior convictions, the Cuban national will have to appear before an immigration judge to determine his eligibility to remain in the U.S.