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El Centro Sector Border Patrol Captures Two Sex Offenders

Release Date: 
December 17, 2019

CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested two sex offenders over the weekend.

 

The first incident occurred on Saturday at around 1:20 a.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station encountered a man suspected of illegally entering the United States approximately 16 miles east of the Calexico Downtown Port of Entry.  Agents arrested the man and transported him to the El Centro Station for immigration and criminal history screening.

 

Agents conducted records checks, which identified the man as Carlos Alberto Garcia a 47-year-old Mexican national.  Garcia’s record checks also revealed that he was convicted on May 14, 2008 for molestation against a child under 18 years of age in Los Angeles.  Garcia received three years’ probation and 365 days in jail for his crimes.

 

Garcia is being held in federal custody pending further criminal prosecution. 

 

The second incident also occurred on Saturday at around 2:50 p.m., when agents assigned to the El Centro Station encountered a man suspected of illegally entering the United States approximately 11 miles west of the Calexico Downtown Port of Entry.  Agents arrested the man and transported him to the El Centro Station for immigration and criminal history screening.

 

Agents conducted records checks, which identified the man as Ricardo Saucedo-Hernandez, a 51-year-old Mexican national.  Saucedo’s record checks also revealed that he was convicted on April 16, 2003 for molestation against a child under 18 years of age in Perris.  Saucedo received a fine and 120 days in jail for his crimes.

 

Saucedo is being held in federal custody pending further criminal prosecution. 

 

In fiscal year 2020, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested and removed 13 individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual assault charges after they entered the United States illegally.

 

Last modified: 
December 17, 2019