Sex Offender Arrested by Border Patrol at Checkpoint

Release Date: June 1, 2020

NILAND, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a man on Saturday convicted of a sexual offense.

The incident occurred at around 3:45 p.m., when agents assigned to the Highway 111 checkpoint arrested three men involved in a human smuggling attempt. The men were placed under arrest and transported to an immigration rally point for further processing

Records checks revealed that one of the men being smuggled, a 33-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, had a conviction on August 23, 2011, for “Felony Sex with Minor: 3+ years younger” out of Los Angeles County. The man was sentenced to 180 days confinement for his conviction.

Additionally, the man had been previously ordered removed from the United States on December 21, 2011.

The man was processed criminally for 8 USC 1326 Reentry of Removed Aliens.

In fiscal year 2020, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested and removed 37 individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual offense charges after they entered the United States illegally.