The man had previously served a three-year prison sentence in California for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14

By Kristina Houck, Patch Staff | Dec 21, 2017 6:37 pm ET

SAN DIEGO, CA Authorities have arrested a convicted child molester caught illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

The incident happened around 2:40 p.m. Wednesday when U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to "illicit cross-border activity" near Otay Mesa and found four men hiding in the brush north of the border. The men were subsequently arrested for illegally entering the country and were taken to a nearby border station for processing, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.

Record checks revealed that one of the men had previously served a three-year prison sentence in California for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14. The 32-year-old also had a prior record for deportation. The man now faces felony charges for reentering the U.S. as a previously deported foreign national.

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