A man previously convicted and deported for lewd and lascivious acts with a child in California has been arrested near downtown Calexico.
Border Patrol agents first spotted the 28-year-old Mexican national running north from the U.S.-Mexico border fence at approximately 7:40 p.m. Tuesday.
As they approached him, they determined he was not in the U.S. legally.
He was arrested and taken to the Calexico station for processing.
A records check of the man found he had previously been sentenced to two years in prison for lewd and lascivious acts with a child in the State of California.
“This arrest underlines the importance of knowing who is entering the United States illegally,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim in a statement. “We are sending a clear message to those who have committed serious crimes and try to enter illegally in the United States that we will vigorously pursue criminal prosecution.”
The man will be prosecuted for re-entry after removal.