Border Patrol Arrests Convicted Sex Offender
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender, who illegally entered the United States Sunday morning.
At approximately 5:36 p.m., Border Patrol agents patrolling approximately one mile east of the Calexico Port of Entry, observed a man illegally enter the United States after he scaled over the international boundary fence.
Agents arrested the man and transported him to the Calexico Station for processing.
Agents conducted record checks and identified the man as Gerardo Enriquez-Gallegos. The man had been previously convicted of Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a Child Under 14. He was sentenced to three years probation and 180 days in jail. Record checks also revealed Enriquez subsequently was ordered removed by an Immigration Judge on Jan. 7, 2002.
Enriquez, a 35-year-old Mexican citizen, will be prosecuted for Re-Entry-After-Removal.
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.