Sex Offender Arrested by Border Patrol Agents
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a man on Monday convicted of a sexual offense.
The incident occurred at around 11:49 a.m., when agents assigned near downtown Calexico observed a man illegally enter the United States. The man was placed under arrest and transported to El Centro Station for further processing.
Records checks revealed that the man, a 35-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, had a conviction on December 25, 2010, for “Assault to commit mayhem/rape” out of Salinas. The man was sentenced to 3 years confinement for his conviction.
Additionally, an Immigration Judge had previously ordered the man removed from the United States on October 18, 2011.
The man was processed criminally for 8 USC 1326 Reentry of Removed Aliens.
In fiscal year 2020, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested and removed 41 individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual offense charges after they entered the United States illegally.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.