Julio Cesar Juarez, who was arrested Tuesday for allegedly grabbing female's buttocks as they jogged in the Belmont area, has been identified as an illegal alien through the Davidson County Sheriff's Office's 287(g) program.
Juarez, 19, faces two counts of sexual battery related to the attacks near Belmont. He was working at the Kroger on Franklin Pike at the time of his arrest.
The DCSO says he was picked up June 21, 2008, in another Tennessee county for reckless driving but was released once his charges were settled.
“In Nashville, when someone is arrested and screened through 287(g) their illegal status in not ignored," Sheriff Daron Hall said. "Those individuals are held responsible for their immigration violation."
The 287(g) initiative is designed to multiply the forces of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) through enhanced cooperation and communication with state and local law enforcement.
“The ability to identify someone like Julio Juarez is a perfect example of why I believe 287(g) enhances public safety for the Nashville community,” Hall added.