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Sex Offender Apprehended in Southern California Mountains

Release Date: 
August 24, 2011

Jucumba, CA -U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station arrested a convicted sex offender Wednesday, in the mountains near Jucumba.

The 25-year-old man was apprehended by Border Patrol agents after he attempted to enter the U.S. illegally from Mexico around 11:30 p.m. He was transported to the El Centro Border Patrol Station where agents identified him as Jose Miguel Luna-Villegas, a citizen of Mexico. Criminal record checks revealed that Villegas has a conviction in Norwalk, California for engaging in sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 16.

Villegas is currently being held by the U.S. Border Patrol pending federal prosecution.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021