Migrant Sex Offender Arrests Up Dramatically in One California Border Sector

Border Patrol agent arrests a migrant and puts him in handcuffs after he illegally crossed border from Mexico. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol)
Photo: U.S. Border Patrol

San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents continue to arrest previously deported sex offenders after they illegally return to the United States. During the first five months of Fiscal Year 21, the agents arrested as many sex offenders as they did during the entire previous year.

San Diego Sector agents patrolling the border in the Otay Mountain Wilderness are on March 3 came in contact with a man about one and one-half miles north of the California border with Mexico. The man admitted to agents that he illegally crossed the border into the U.S., according to information obtained from San Diego Sector Border Patrol officials.

The agents transported the man identified as a Mexican national to a processing station. All migrants apprehended undergo a biometric criminal background investigation.

During a records check, the agents the 34-year-old man as having a criminal history. A court in Nevada convicted the man for lewdness with a child under the age of 16, officials stated. The court sentenced him to four years in state prison.

At the completion of his sentence, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers deported the man to Mexico. He now faces federal felony charges for illegal re-entry after removal as a sex offender. If convicted on the charge, he could face up to 20 years in federal prison and then removal to Mexico.

“I commend our agents for their steadfast protection of America,” said U.S. Border Patrol, San Diego Sector, Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke.  “Apprehending predators like these makes our communities safer.”

The arrest of this previously deported child sex offender marks the 25 sex offender to be arrested in this sector since the beginning of the fiscal year on October 1, 2020. That number ties the number of sex offenders arrested after illegally re-entering the U.S. in all of Fiscal Year 2020, officials stated.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s Sunday-morning talk show, What’s Your Point? Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX, Parler @BobPrice, and Facebook.


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