CALEXICO, Calif. – Border Patrol agents assigned to El Centro Sector arrested a convicted sex offender and gang member Sunday afternoon.
The incident occurred at approximately 4:15 p.m., after agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested a man near the Calexico Port of Entry for illegally crossing the international border. Agents determined the man was a citizen of Mexico illegally present in the United States.
Border Patrol agents conducted record checks, which revealed that 34-year-old, Antonio Villasenor Nunez, had a previous criminal record. In 2005, Villasenor was convicted for sexual battery and was sentenced to 60 days in prison. In 2007, Villasenor was convicted of vehicle theft and sentenced to six months in prison. In 2009, Villasenor was convicted of false identification to peace officers and was sentenced to 20 days in prison. In 2012, Villasenor was convicted of robbery and was sentenced to two years in prison.
Additionally, Villasenor previously removed from the United States 2007 by an immigration judge.
Villasenor is a member of the Paisa prison gang, and will be held pending criminal prosecution for his illegal entry into the United States.
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.