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.
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.