U.S. Border Patrol captured a Mexican man, previously deported after a rape conviction, re-entering the U.S. in California.
U.S. Border Patrol from the Calexico Station in southern California apprehended the man, Octavio Mendoza, 42, according to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) obtained by Breitbart Texas. He was arrested approximately 32 miles east of the Calexico West Port of Entry while attempting to illegally re-enter the country.
After checking Mendoza’s records, it was discovered he had previously been deported in 2005 following a forcible rape conviction where he was sentenced to six years in prison.
He is now being processed for Re-Entry After Removal as a convicted sex offender.
The Calexico Station is part of the El Centro Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol. During the last fiscal year, the El Centro Sector alone arrested eight convicted sex offenders who attempted to illegally re-enter the United States.
In November 2015, Breitbart Texas managing director Brandon Darby reported on three previously deported sexual predators captured crossing the border from Mexico into Texas. In that case, the CBP attempted to downplay the arrest calling the them “Three Male Suspects with Criminal Records” in a headline for a press release.
One of the men, a Mexican national was previously convicted of sexual abuse of a child in Oklahoma. A second Mexican national had been convicted of having sexual intercourse with a minor. And, the third man, also a Mexican national, had been deported after a conviction of aggravated sexual assault. The state where his conviction occurred was not disclosed.
Breitbart Texas has provided extensive coverage of the problem cause by a wide open border where sex offenders and other criminal illegal aliens who have been convicted and deported are free to return at will. Darby reported in July about two of those incidents where the men had been deported multiple times, only to allegedly return and commit acts of murder.
Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas and is a member of the original Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX.