Convicted Sex Offender Arrested by Border Patrol
OCOTILLO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an illegal alien who was previously convicted of a sexual offense.
The incident occurred Friday morning at approximately 7:20 a.m., when agents assigned to the El Centro Border Patrol Station observed a man illegally enter the United States nearly 20 miles 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 26-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, had a conviction on August 25, 2019, for “Forcible Penetration with a Foreign Object on a Minor” out of San Diego. The man was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 3 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.
In fiscal year 2021, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested and/or removed two 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.