Border Patrol captures known child sex offender reentering United States at Mexico border

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EL CENTRO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an illegal alien Thursday night with a prior conviction for a sexual offense.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:35 p.m., when agents assigned to the El Centro Station encountered a man who illegally entered the United States 22 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.

Records checks revealed that the man, a 40-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was previously convicted on May 10, 2010, for Lewd Acts Upon Child 14 years old or younger, out of Stockton, California. The illegal alien was sentenced to one year in prison for his sex crime. Additionally, in May of 2010 he was sentenced to 3 years in prison for transportation of a controlled substance, a felony.

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 Oct. 1, 2020 El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested and/or removed 12 individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual offense charges.

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