Indio, Calif. - Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio, Calif. area arrested a 35-year-old Mexican male illegal alien, later identified as a registered sex offender.
Border Patrol agents came in contact with the man at approximately 4:45 p.m. and conducted an interview to determine identity. Agents later performed immigration and criminal record checks on the man that revealed he was an illegal alien and previously convicted of a sexual crime. The man was sentenced by the Riverside County Superior Court in Indio to three years in prison and was later deported from the U.S. in 2002.
The man was subsequently placed under arrest by Border Patrol agents and is being held pending federal immigration charges.
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