Border Patrol agents arrest previously deported sex offender
Sun-News Report
Las Cruces Sun-News
Article Launched:07/24/2007 09:31:15 AM MDT

DEMING - Customs and Border Patrol agents who are part of the Tactical Intelligence Unit apprehended a previously deported sex offender Monday night in Deming, according to a news release.

Servando Valenzuela-Corchado, 27, of Mexico was stopped by Border Patrol agents at a local motel in Deming. Criminal background checks revealed his previous conviction on charges of "sexual contact/no consent," the release stated.

In July 2005, Valenzuela-Corchado pleaded guilty to the charge and served six months in jail in Boulder, Colo., the release stated. Since the offense was a crime involving moral turpitude, he was deported from the United States upon his release from jail.

Valenzuela-Corchado was being detained at the Luna County Detention Facility and will face felony charges for re-entry into the United States. His formal removal from the United States will be reinstated after he serves a jail sentence for felony re-entry and is returned to Mexico.

Currently for fiscal year 2007, Border Patrol agents in the El Paso Sector have prosecuted 5,033 criminal aliens, with 1,912 of those cases categorized as felony prosecution. In New Mexico, Border Patrol agents have prosecuted 2,572 criminal aliens consisting of 1,307 felony cases and 1,265 misdemeanor cases.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.