A convicted child molester was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol (CBP) agents seven miles east of the Calexico Station Sunday.
The 28-year-old Mexican national had been deported in 2015 after being convicted of lewd acts with a child under 14 years old. He was sentenced to 270 days in jail.
Agents saw the man walking north of the International Border Fence just after 10 p.m.
Once they made contact with the man they realized he was in the U.S. illegally, and a records check revealed his convictions.
“Whether it’s being good members of our community or arresting criminals who pose a threat to our nation’s youth I am grateful for the work our Border Patrol agents do every day to keep our communities safe,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim.
The man will be criminally prosecuted and is being held at the Imperial County Jail.
El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested nine convicted sex offenders attempting to re-enter the United States after removal in fiscal year 2016.