Border Patrol agents arrest sex offender

OCOTILLO — US Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an illegal alien on Saturday evening, February 27, with a prior conviction for a sexual offense, according to a press release.  

The incident occurred at approximately 8:44 p.m., when agents assigned to the El Centro Station encountered a man who illegally entered the United States, 29 miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry. Agents placed the man under arrest and transported him to the El Centro Sector Rally Point for further processing.

Record checks revealed that the man — a 47-year-old illegal alien from Mexico — was previously convicted on June 25, 1998, for Sexual Assault and Sodomy, out of Albany, Oregon. The illegal alien was sentenced to one year in jail for his sex crime.  

The man was processed criminally for 8 USC 1326, Reentry of Removed Aliens and will be held in federal custody pending his hearing.

In fiscal year 2021, which began October 1, 2020, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested and removed 11 individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual offense charges.

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