YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a registered sex offender Jan. 13 after he entered the U.S. illegally.
The man was one of three Mexican nationals apprehended by Yuma Station agents at approximately 2:30 p.m. after they illegally crossed the border through the desert southeast of Yuma.
Record checks conducted on the three Mexican nationals revealed one of them had been arrested and prosecuted in California for having sex with a minor. He was previously removed from the U.S. following the completion of his sentence for that crime.
The man will face prosecution charges for entering the U.S. after having previously been removed, and will eventually be returned to Mexico.
Border Patrol Agents in San Diego Area Arrest Sex Offender
OTAY MESA, Calif. — San Diego Sector (SDC) Border Patrol agents on Jan. 12 arrested a sex offender who had been previously removed from the country.
At approximately 8:15 a.m., agents patrolling the border near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry encountered a man illegally present in the U.S. Agents arrested the man for entry without inspection. Record checks revealed that the 38-year-old Mexican national had been convicted for rape of a child in 2003 and was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison, followed by 38 months of supervised release.
In July 2005, the man was subsequently arrested by Border Patrol agents in New Mexico and prosecuted for criminal re-entry after removal. After serving more than three years in prison for this offense, he was removed to Mexico in November 2008. The man presently is being held in Federal custody pending criminal prosecution for felony illegal re-entry after removal.
“The vigilance of the men and women of the U.S Border Patrol prevented this dangerous individual from re-entering our communities and I am proud of their hard work.” said Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke.
Since the beginning of fiscal year 2021, SDC’s Border Patrol agents have arrested 15 sex offenders. During fiscal year 2020, 25 sex offenders were arrested in the San Diego Sector.