OCOTILLO – Friday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a convicted sex offender in a mountainous area near Ocotillo.
The incident occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m., when agents encountered a 43-year-old male, citizen of Mexico attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States.
Through interview and further inspection, agents identified the man as Luis Alberto Carbajal Hernandez, a convicted sex offender, guilty of sexual battery in Santa Barbara County and served nearly three years in prison.
Carbajal also has multiple convictions for illegal entry after being previously removed.
The convicted sex offender is being held at the Imperial County Jail pending federal prosecution.