Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Felon Sex Offender
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a man on Friday convicted of a sexual offense.
The incident occurred at around 10:57 p.m., when agents patrolling approximately 17 miles east of the Calexico West Downtown Port of Entry encountered a man suspected of illegally entering the United States. The man was placed under arrest and transported to El Centro Station for further processing.
Records checks revealed that the man, a 35-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, had a conviction on March 28, 2007, for “Lewd or Lascivious Acts With a Child Under 14 Years Old” out of Monterey, California. The man was sentenced to one-year confinement and three years of probation for his conviction.
Additionally, the man had been previously ordered removed from the United States on June 13, 2011.
The man was processed criminally for 8 USC 1326 Reentry of Removed Aliens.
In fiscal year 2020, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested and removed 42 individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual offense charges after they entered the United States illegally.
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.