CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an illegal alien Sunday morning with a prior conviction for a sexual offense.
The incident occurred at approximately 12:25 a.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station encountered a man who illegally entered the United States 18 miles east of the Calexico Port of Entry. Agents placed the man under arrest and transported him to the El Centro Sector Rally Point for further processing.
Records checks revealed that the man, a 32-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was convicted on March 4, 2015, for “Transporting for Prostitution” out of Portland, Oregon. The man was sentenced to 37 months in prison for his conviction and 36 months supervised release. He was also a former Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient when he was deported.
The man was processed criminally for 8 USC 1326, Reentry of Removed Aliens and will be held in federal custody pending his hearing.
In fiscal year 2021, which began Oct. 1, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested and/or removed four individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual offense charges.