EL CENTRO — Agents assigned to the El Centro Border Patrol Station arrested a 46-year-old male citizen of Mexico after he illegally entered the United States approximately 29 miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry, according to a press release. Agents placed the man under arrest and transported him to the El Centro Centralized Processing Center for further processing.
Records checks revealed that in 2007, the man was convicted in Hemet, California, of rape, sodomy, and oral copulation; all with a person under the age of 18. The man was subsequently sentenced to over nine years in prison for his crimes.
Additionally, the man was previously removed from the United States to Mexico in 2014.
As a convicted felon, the subject faces a charge of 8 USC § 1326 Re-entry After Deportation, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison.
In fiscal year 2021, which began October 1, 2020, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested or removed 17 individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual offense charges.