EL CENTRO, California – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an illegal alien with a previous sexual offense conviction Thursday night.
The incident occurred around 8:35 p.m. when agents from El Centro Station encountered a man who was illegally entering the United States 22 miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry. Agents arrested the man and took him to El Centro Sector Rally Point for further processing.
Records show that the man, a 40-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was convicted of Lewd Acts Upon Child, aged 14 or younger, of Stockton, California, on May 10, 2010. The illegal alien was sentenced to one year in prison for his sex crime. In addition, in May 2010, he was sentenced to 3 years in prison for transporting a controlled substance, a crime.
The man has been prosecuted for 8 USC 1326, Re-Entry of Distant Aliens, and is being held in federal detention pending his hearing.
In fiscal year 2021, which began October 1, 2020, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested and / or removed 12 people who were convicted or wanted of sexual offenses.