SALTON SEA – The incident occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m., when agents assigned to the El Centro Station arrested three men who illegally entered the United States near Ocotillo.
The men were taken to the station to be processed. At the station, records checks revealed that one of the men had been convicted of Sexual Assault in the 2nddegree out of the State of Colorado. The man served 18 months in prison for his crime.
“Border Patrol agents work tirelessly to ensure our community’s safety by preventing dangerous drugs and people from entering the country illegally,” said David S. Kim Assistant Chief Patrol Agent.
The man, a 53-year-old Mexican citizen, will be criminally prosecuted for Re-Entry After Removal as a convicted sex offender.
In fiscal year 2017, El Centro Sector has arrested six convicted sex offenders attempting to re-enter the United States after removal.