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.
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.
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.