U.S. Border Patrol agents working out of the El Centro Station in California arrested a previously-deported sex offender shortly after he crossed the border illegally.
The agents observed a man running northward from the International Border fence about 8 miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry on September 15. Agents moved quickly to apprehend the suspected illegal immigrant. They quickly determined he had, in fact, just crossed the border illegally, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. The man was arrested and taken to the El Centro Station where he was processed.
During a records check on the illegal immigrant, agents determined the man was a previously convicted sex offender. The 41-year-old Guatemalan had been deported in 2011 following a conviction for Criminal Sexual Contact-First-Degree-Penetration. He was sentenced to spend 8 years in prison, officials stated.
The man was processed and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement where he will be referred to the Department of Justice for possible prosecution for felony Re-Entry After Removal as a convicted sex offender.
Breitbart Texas has reported extensively at how freely previously deported sex offenders return to illegally enter the United States after deportation. In the El Centro Sector alone, U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested 14 previously-convicted and deported sex offenders who have illegally re-entered.
“Ensuring the safety and well-being of our community is one of our top priorities,” Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim said in a written statement. “Border Patrol agents routinely encounter individuals with serious criminal histories like this and work diligently to ensure they can do no more harm to those in our community.”