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Border Patrol Arrests 28th Sex Offender this Fiscal Year

Release Date: 
July 30, 2018

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.

Maximo Florez-Lezaman apprehended by El Centro Agents.
Maximo Florez-Lezaman,
previously deported sex offender. 

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.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021