JACUMBA, Calif. – On Saturday afternoon, border guards from the San Diego Sector (SDC) arrested a previously deported sex offender who had illegally entered the United States.
At around 6 p.m. on January 23, agents patrolling the border near Jacumba encountered three Mexican nationals illegally present in the United States. The agents arrested the group and transported them to a nearby border guard station.
File reviews at the ward revealed that one of the men had been convicted of indecent and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 in 2009. He was sentenced to eight years in prison. The man was then brought to Mexico in 2016.
The 43-year-old man, who was arrested again on Saturday, is being held in federal detention pending criminal prosecution for illegal re-entry after deportation.
“The work of our agents is important not just to the communities along the border, but to every city in America,” said Aaron Heitke, chief patrol agent. “Vigilant agents prevented this dangerous person from getting back into our communities and I am proud of their hard work.”
In the 2021 financial year, which began on October 1, 2020, the SDC border guards arrested 17 sex offenders. 25 sex offenders were arrested in the San Diego sector in fiscal 2020.
In order to prevent illegal entry and other contraband goods, the US border police are very vigilant in the corridors of exit outside our nation’s borders. To report suspicious US Border Patrol activity, call the San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.