Child Molester Caught Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border Illegally

Border Patrol Agents arrested a Mexican national who had been convicted and deported years ago

By R. Stickney
|  Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012  |  Updated 2:42 PM PDT
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U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted child molester who had previously been deported and  was attempting to illegally re-enter the U.S.

Eduardo Martinez-Canizal, 38, was arrested around 11:30 a.m. Monday after he crossed into the U.S. illegally near Jacumba in the eastern section of San Diego County.

Martinez-Canizal, a Mexican national, was with another Mexican national when the two men were intercepted by U.S. Border Patrol.

While processing the men, agents said they soon realized Martinez-Canizal had been convicted of fourth degree assault with sexual motivation in Washington state in 2004.

He had also been deported in 2005.

Martinez-Canizal faces charges of felony re-entry after deportation. He's currently in the custody of the Department of Homeland Security. 

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