WESTMORLAND, CALIF.—U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio station apprehended a convicted sex offender yesterday at the Highway 86 checkpoint.
The incident occurred at the Border Patrol checkpoint located between Salton City and Westmorland, at approximately 8:45 p.m., when agents encountered a 31-year-old male citizen of Mexico. Through interview and further inspection, agents determined the man is a previously convicted sex offender who was deported to Mexico on May 3, 2012. The man was convicted on October 5, 2011, in the Superior Court of California for Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child. He was sentenced to one year imprisonment.
The man is being held by the U.S. Border Patrol and will be prosecuted for re-entry after deportation.
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 (800) 901-2003.
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.