US Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender 18 miles east of the Calexico Port of Entry Monday.
Agents saw the 28-year-old Mexican citizen walking north of the International Border Fence, and after determining he was in the US illegally, he was arrested and transported to the Calexico station for further processing.
A records check revealed the man had been convicted of sexual battery and sentenced to one year confinement and 24 months probation in Utah. He was deported in 2006.
“I am proud of the great work Border Patrol agents demonstrated in stopping this previously deported convicted sex offender from further entry into the United States,” said Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott. “Their actions have kept our communities safe.”
The man will be criminally prosecuted for Re-Entry After Removal as a convicted sex offender 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.