Convicted Sex Offender Arrested by Border Patrol Agents
OCOTILLO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an illegal alien on Tuesday convicted of a sexual offense.
The incident occurred at around 5:08 p.m., when agents assigned to the Mountain Disrupt Unit working in the Jacumba Wilderness apprehended an illegal alien. The illegal alien was placed under arrest and transported to El Centro Station for further processing.
At the station, agents conducted a criminal background investigation and medical screening. During the investigation, record checks revealed that the man, a 42-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, had a conviction on March 14, 2010, for “Felony Lewdness with a child under 16 years old” out of Nye County in Nevada. The illegal alien was sentenced to 156 months confinement for his conviction.
Additionally, an Immigration Judge had previously ordered the illegal alien removed from the United States on September 23, 2005.
The illegal alien was processed criminally for 8 USC 1326 Reentry of Removed Aliens.
In fiscal year 2020, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested and removed 41 individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual offense charges after they entered the United States illegally.
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.