Border Patrol Captures Sex Offender
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an illegal alien Tuesday night with a prior conviction for a sexual assault.
The incident occurred at approximately 9:03 p.m., when agents assigned to the El Centro Station encountered a man who illegally entered the United States 29 miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry. Agents placed the man under arrest and transported him to the El Centro Sector centralized processing center for further processing.
Records checks revealed that the man, a 29-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, previously convicted on May 20, 2015, for CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT, out of Waukegan, Illinois. The illegal alien was sentenced to 54 months’ prison for his sex crime.
The man was processed criminally for 8 USC 1326, Reentry of Removed Aliens and will be held in federal custody pending his hearing.
In fiscal year 2021, which began Oct. 1, 2020 El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested and/or removed 18 individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual offense charges.
Sex Offender Arrested by Border Patrol
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.