EL CENTRO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Border Patrol station arrested a previously deported sex offender shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday evening.
The incident occurred after agents encountered a man who had illegally entered the United States roughly five miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry.
Record checks revealed that the man, later identified as Maximo Flores-Lezaman, a 43-year-old Mexican national, is a previously convicted sex offender.
The checks showed that Flores-Lezaman had a felony conviction from April 2002, in California, for Sex with a Minor. Flores-Lezaman was sentenced to one year in prison and three years probation after the 2002 felony conviction.
Flores-Lezaman is the 28th sex offender arrested by El Centro Sector in fiscal year 2018 and will remain in federal custody pending prosecution for violation of criminal law.
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.