Two previously deported sex offenders were apprehended by Border Patrol agents shortly after they illegally reentered the U.S. from Mexico on Thursday morning. Border Patrol officials stated the arrest illustrates the importance of knowing who is crossing our borders.
Agents assigned to the Calexico Station observed two men walking north from the Mexican International Border fence near the town of Ocotillo. The agents approached the two men and learned the Mexican nationals had just entered the country illegally, information obtained by Breitbart Texas from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) revealed.
The mountainous region is a known area for illegal border crossers to attempt to enter the U.S.
The two Mexican nationals were transported by Border Patrol agents to the El Centro Station for processing. During a routine background check, agents learned the two men had both been convicted for sex crimes against minors by the State of Nevada, CBP officials reported.
One of the men, a 26-year-old Mexican national, was convicted for Lewdness Acts with a Minor, officials stated. He received a 5 year prison sentence for the crime and was deported following his release from prison.
The second man, a 24-year-old Mexican national, was also convicted in Nevada on a charge of Lewd and Lascivious Act with a Minor, the CBP report stated. He was sentenced to two to five years in prison and was subsequently deported.
The dates of the crimes were not revealed by CBP officials. They also did not reveal if the two crimes were in any way connected or if the two suspects were related.
“These two arrests highlight the importance of knowing who is coming into the United States,” El Centro Sector Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim said in a written statement. “The two sex offenders our Border Patrol Agents arrested took advantage of and preyed on minors. Our agents shield our communities and our country from threats like this every day.”
Both suspects will be prosecuted for illegal Reentry After Removal as convicted sex offenders.
El Centro Sector agents have successfully prevented four previously deported sex offenders from completing their mission to illegally reenter the U.S. during this fiscal year which began on October 1, 2016, the CBP reported.
Just last week, a 33-year-old Mexican national was arrested by agents from this same sector having illegally crossed the International Border fence near the Calexico Gran Plaza Outlets. This suspect had been previously convicted as a sex offender by the State of California. He was deported following his conviction, Breitbart Texas’ John Binder reported.
The other previously deported sex offender was busted on October 11, 2016 by Border Patrol agents in the El Centro Sector. A records check revealed the 37-year-old Mexican national was deported in 2002 after being convicted for having sex with a minor under the age of three. The State of California only sentenced the man to 162 days in jail. He was subsequently deported.
Breitbart Texas has reported extensively on the numbers of previously deported sex offenders captured by Border Patrol agents working in other sectors along our nation’s borders.