The United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Border Patrol Station arrested a previously deported sex offender shortly after 9 p.m. on Thursday.
The arrest marks the 28th sex offender caught by El Centro Sector in the fiscal year 2018, as reported by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Border Patrol Agents arrested a 43-year Mexican national identified as Maximo Flores-Lezaman, a previously convicted sex offender after he illegally entered the United States approximately five miles west of the Calexico Point of Entry. Record checks revealed a felony conviction in April of 2002 in California for Sex with a Minor and was sentenced to one year in prison and three years’ probation. After completing his sentence, he was deported back to Mexico.
Flores-Lezaman will remain in federal custody pending prosecution for violation of criminal law.
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