Border Patrol Arrests Convicted Sexual Predator
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender early Sunday morning.
The incident occurred at approximately 5:50 a.m., when agents arrested a 38-year-old Mexican man suspected of making an illegal entry into the United States near downtown Calexico.
Record checks identified the man as Francisco Mancedo-Vargas, a previously deported convicted sex offender. Mancedo was deported from the United States on Jun. 6, 2019, after serving a seven-year sentence in Texas for sexual assault of child.
“Here we have a case of an illegal alien who was convicted of a heinous crime against a child and in less than two months’ time tries to re-enter the United States illegally,” said Acting Chief Patrol Agent Ryan J. Scudder. “Mancedo, a convicted sexual predator was arrested by our agents and thanks to them, he will not be allowed to prey on other innocent children.”
Mancedo is the 20th sex offender arrested by El Centro Sector in fiscal year 2019 and will remain in federal custody pending prosecution for violation of criminal law.
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.