CALEXICO, TEXAS—U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a convicted sex offender early this morning in an isolated area in Calexico.
The incident occurred approximately 13 miles west of the Calexico West Port of Entry, at approximately 2 a.m., when agents encountered a 30-year-old male, citizen of Mexico attempting an illegal entry into the United States. Through interview and further inspection, agents identified the man as Elmer De Leon-Escobar a convicted sex offender, guilty of Sexual Assault in the state of Texas and served two years. Escobar was deported on July 9, 2012.
The convicted sex offender 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.