CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an illegal alien early Sunday morning with a prior conviction for a sexual offense.
The incident occurred at approximately 3:21 a.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station encountered a man who illegally entered the United States one mile west of the Calexico Port of Entry. Agents placed the man under arrest and transported him to the El Centro Sector Rally Point for further processing.
Records checks revealed that the man, a 38-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, previously convicted on October 6, 2011, for Sexual intercourse with a minor, out of Santa Barbara, California. The illegal alien was sentenced to 36 months’ probation and one day in jail for his sex crime. Additionally, on November 30, 2012, he was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and served 7 years in prison.
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 ten individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual offense charges.