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Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender Turned Over by San Diego County Sheriff's Department

Release Date: 
April 1, 2010

Indio, Calif. - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a convicted sex offender Thursday morning at the Highway 86 Checkpoint.

Convicted sex offender Noe Montez was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents for being present in the United States illegally. (Photo courtesy of San Diego Sheriff's Department)

On April 1, Border Patrol agents from the Indio station assisted a San Diego County Sheriff's Office deputy with Spanish translation. The deputy arrived at the checkpoint with a male subject in custody who was detained due to a call the sheriff's office received concerning a domestic violence at a home in Borrego Springs, Calif. The man was identified as 30-year-old Noe Montes

Border Patrol agents questioned Montes and determined he is a Mexican citizen who is illegally present in the United States. The deputy turned custody of Montes over to the Border Patrol.

During processing, records checks revealed Montes had an extensive criminal history including a 2001 conviction in Escondido, Calif., for Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child Less than 14 Years of Age. He was sentenced to six years in prison and was ordered removed from the United States in 2002.

Montes is being held at the Imperial County Jail pending prosecution for Re-entry after Deportation.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017