A convicted sex offender found guilty of sexual battery in Southern California was arrested by United States Border Patrol agents in Calexico, Calif., Tuesday after they say he tried to enter the U.S. illegally.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials, Mexican national Walter Inzunza Cervantes, 30, was arrested around 12:45 p.m. at the Calexico West Port of Entry. Border Patrol agents identified him as a convicted sex offender linked to a case in Riverside, Calif.
Officials said that in that sexual battery case, Inzunza Cervantes was sentenced to 123 days in jail. When he failed to register as a sex offender, he was ordered to serve additional time behind bars, officials said. He was removed from the U.S. in December 2013 and deported back to Mexico.
Inzunza Cervantes is currently in the custody of U.S. Border Patrol and will be prosecuted for re-entry after deportation.