OCOTILLO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an illegal alien Friday morning with a prior conviction for a sexual offense.
The incident occurred at approximately 8:13 a.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 Rally Point for further processing.
Records checks revealed that the man, a 50-year-old illegal alien from Honduras, was convicted on June 6, 1997 for “Second Degree Child Sexual Assault” out of Washington D.C. The man was sentenced to 90 days in prison and 2 years probation for his convictions.
Additionally, an Immigration Judge previously ordered the man removed from the United States on September 24, 1997.
The man was processed for 8 USC 1326, Reentry of Removed Aliens and will be held in federal custody pending his removal back to Honduras.
In fiscal year 2021, which began Oct. 1, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested and/or removed seven 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.