The man was a national of El Salvador.

By Rafael Avitabile
Published at 5:32 PM PDT on Aug 19, 2016

A previously deported sex offender was arrested near the Calexico Port of Entry on Friday.

United States Border Patrol Agents at the El Centro station spotted the man running north away from the International Border fence near the Calexico Gran Plaza Outlets at around 2 a.m. Agents stopped the man and eventually determined that he had illegally crossed the border into the country.

Records showed that the man, a 48-year-old El Salvadorian national, had been convicted of assault to commit rape and served two years in a California prison.

The man will be criminally prosecuted for Re-Entry after Removal as a convicted sex offender.