El Centro Border Patrol Arrests Lead to the Prosecution and Conviction of 11 Illegal Immigrant Sex Offenders


sex offendersEL CENTRO – Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector arrested and charged 11 illegal alien sex offenders after they attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.


All apprehensions took place at, or close to the border near the cities of Calexico, El Centro and Indio, Calif. The illegal aliens are all men with a criminal history for felony convictions that range anywhere from sexual intercourse with a child, to rape and sodomy; many of the sex offenders were apprehended traveling in groups with women and children.


The men, who in many cases have extensive criminal histories, are processed. Once their identity is established, U.S. Border Patrol agents confirm any active for warrants and then present them for prosecution on federal immigration charges.


FIGUEROA, William Osmin Sentenced 42 months in federal prison

CARRERA-Verdugo, Cesar Sentenced 37 months in federal prison

MARTIN-Villrgas, Ricardo Juan Sentenced 37 months in federal prison

MEZA-Pimiental, Daniel Sentenced 33 months in federal prison

SOTO-Gutierrez, Jose Sentenced 30 months in federal prison

SALAZAR-Lopez, Edwin Sentenced 27 months in federal prison

GUILLEN-Rodriguez, David Sentenced 8 months in federal prison

ACOSTA-Pureco, Carlos Sentenced 6 months in federal prison

ROCHA-Aceves, Jose De Jesus Sentenced 6 months in federal prison

NAVARRO, Juan Luis Sentenced 60 months of probation


The illegal immigrants will be deported to their country of origin after serving their prison sentences.


The El Centro Sector’s Community Awareness Campaign is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats. We encourage public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play a key role in keeping our country safe. Please report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at (800) 901-2003.