CALEXICO â€“ U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested a previously deported registered sex offender seven miles east of the Calexico Port of Entry on Sunday.
At approximately 10:10 p.m., agents observed a man walking north from the International Border fence. Upon making contact with the man, agents determined that he was illegally present in the United States.
Border Patrol agents conducted records checks which revealed the man, a 28-year-old Mexican national, was convicted of lewd acts with a child under 14 years of age and was sentenced to 270 days in jail. The man was previously removed from the United States on Sep. 30, 2015.
â€œWhether itâ€™s being good members of our community or arresting criminals who pose a threat to our nationâ€™s youth. I am grateful for the work our Border Patrol agents do every day to keep our communities safe,â€ said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim.
The man will be criminally prosecuted and is being held at the Imperial County Jail.
In fiscal year 2016, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested nine convicted sex offenders attempting to re-enter the United States after removal.