Border Patrol Arrest Sex Offender in Calexico
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an illegal alien Monday night with a prior conviction for a sexual offense.
The incident occurred at approximately 10:45 p.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station encountered a man who illegally entered the United States one mile west of the Calexico Port of Entry. Agents placed the man under arrest and transported him to the El Centro Sector Rally Point for further processing.
Records checks revealed that the man, a 23-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was convicted on October 18, 2018, for Sexual Battery, out of Sonoma, California. He was sentenced to 36 months’ probation for his sex crime and is required to register as a sex offender.
The man was processed criminally for 8 USC 1326, Reentry of Removed Aliens and will be held in federal custody pending his hearing.
In fiscal year 2021, which began Oct. 1, 2020 El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested and or removed nine individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual offense charges.
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.