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Border Patrol Apprehends Two Men Charged with Sex Crimes over the Weekend

Release Date: 
October 21, 2019

CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested two previously deported sex offenders over the weekend.

 

The first incident occurred on Fri., at around 6 p.m., when agents assigned to the El Centro Station encountered a man suspected of illegally entering the United States approximately three miles west of the Calexico West Downtown Port of Entry.  Agents arrested the man and transported him to the El Centro Station for immigration and criminal history screening.

 

Agents conducted records checks, which revealed that the man identified as Pedro Mata-Guerrero, a 54-year-old Mexican national, was convicted on June 16, 1993, for First-Degree Sexual Assault of a Child out of Milwaukee, Wis. 

Pedro Mata-Guerrero, convicted sex offender
Pedro Mata-Guerrero,
convicted sex offender.

 

Mata was previously removed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement on July 19, 2011.

 

Mata is being held in federal custody pending further criminal prosecution.

 

The second incident occurred on Sat., at around 8 a.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station encountered a man suspected of illegally entering the United States approximately seven miles east of the Calexico West Downtown Port of Entry.  Agents arrested the man and transported him to the El Centro Station for immigration and criminal history screening.

 

Juan Ramon Avila-Leon, convicted of Communicating With a Minor for Immoral Purposes.
Juan Ramon Avila-Leon,
convicted of Communicating
with a Minor for Immoral Purposes.

Agents conducted records checks, which revealed that the man identified as Juan Ramon Avila-Leon, a 49-year-old Mexican national, was convicted on Oct 18, 2018, for Communicating With a Minor for Immoral Purposes out of Shelton, Wash. Avila served 364 days confinement for his conviction. 

 

Avila was previously removed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Sept 10, 2019.

 

Avila is being held in federal custody pending further criminal prosecution.

 

In fiscal year 2020, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested and removed three individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual assault charges after they entered the United States illegally.  

Last modified: 
November 6, 2019