Convicted Sex Offender Arrested by Border Patrol
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an illegal alien that was previously convicted of a sexual offense.
The incident occurred Friday afternoon at approximately 12:16 p.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Border Patrol Station observed a man illegally enter the United States. 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 49-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, had a conviction on February 19, 2019, for “Possession of Obscene Matter of a Minor” out of Pasadena, California. The man was sentenced to 37 days in jail and 5 years probation.
The man was processed criminally for 8 USC 1326, Reentry of Removed Aliens and will be held in federal custody pending his hearing.
This is the first arrest in fiscal year 2021 of an individual either convicted or wanted on sexual offense charges after they entered the United States illegally. In fiscal year 2020, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested and/or removed 49 individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual offense charges.
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.