CALEXICO, Calif. – Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender near the downtown area approximately one mile east of the Port of Entry.
The 33-year-old man was apprehended by Border Patrol agents after he attempted to enter the U.S. illegally from Mexico. The man was transported to the Calexico Border Patrol Station where agents identified him as Jose Murillo, a citizen of Mexico.
Criminal record checks revealed that Murillo is a convicted sex offender. Murillo was convicted as a felon in 2010 for sexual battery out of Salt Lake City, Utah. The man was sentenced to serve one year in prison and two years of probation. Murillo also has immigration convictions for illegal entry after being previously removed.
Murillo is in Border Patrol custody and will be processed and prosecuted for re-entry after being previously deported (8 USC 1326).
The El Centro Sector’s Community Awareness Campaign is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats. We encourage public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play a key role in keeping our country safe. Please report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at 1-800-901-2003.
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