Jose Raul Nicolas-Jimenez convicted sex offender.

Jose Raul Nicolas-Jimenez, a convicted sex offender.

CALEXICO — The U.S. Border Patrol reported agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a sex offender Friday evening, October 4. The incident occurred around 8 p.m., when agents encountered a man suspected of illegally entering the United States approximately 29 miles west of the Calexico West Downtown Port of Entry. Agents arrested the man and transported him to the El Centro Station for immigration and criminal history screening, according to the release.

Agents conducted records checks revealing the man was Jose Raul Nicolas-Jimenez, a 27-year-old Mexican national convicted of indecent exposure in 2014 out of Orange County. Nicolas was sentenced to 24 months confinement for his conviction, per the report.   

The BP said Nicolas is being held in federal custody pending further criminal prosecution.

In the fiscal year 2019, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested and removed 22 individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual assault charges after they entered the United States illegally. Nicolas is the first sex offender apprehended in fiscal year 2020.

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