Sex Offender Illegally Entering Imperial Valley Apprehended



OCOTILLO – Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender in a mountainous area approximately 29 miles west of downtown Calexico.

The 43-year-old man was apprehended by Border Patrol agents after he attempted to enter the U.S. illegally from Mexico. The man was transported to the El Centro Border Patrol Station where agents identified him as Osmar D. Acevedo, a citizen of Guatemala.

Criminal record checks revealed that Acevedo is a convicted sex offender. Acevedo was convicted as a felon in 2008 for acts with a child: age specific, out of Los Angeles, and sentenced to serve three years in prison. Acevedo also has immigration convictions for illegal entry after being previously removed.

Acevedo is in Border Patrol custody and will be processed and prosecuted for re-entry after previously being deported.