CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender Wednesday evening.
The incident occurred at around 6:22 p.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station encountered a man suspected of illegally entering the United States approximately 18 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.
Agents conducted records checks, which revealed that the man identified as Carlos Campos, a 39-year-old Mexican national, was convicted on January 10, 2010, for Sexual Battery out of Los Angeles. Campos was sentenced to three months in jail and placed on three years probation for his crime.
Campos was previously removed from the United States on January 5, 2012.
Campos is being held in federal custody pending further criminal prosecution.
In fiscal year 2020, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested and removed 24 individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual offense charges after they entered the United States illegally.
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.