Border Patrol agents captured a previously deported illegal alien sex offender minutes after the Mexican national re-entered the United States in Southern California.
Agents observed the man walking from the direction of the international fence 11 miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry on Tuesday. The agents then made contact with the man and arrested him after determining he had illegally crossed the border, according to a Customs and Border Protection statement obtained by Breitbart Texas.
The 39-year-old unnamed Mexican national was processed at the Border Patrol station. A records check revealed the man had previously been convicted of lewd acts with a child under the age of 14. The man was deported from the U.S. in 2009 after serving a three-year sentence.
“I am proud of the great work Border Patrol agents demonstrated in stopping this previously deported convicted sex offender from further entry into the United States,” said Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott. “Their actions have kept our communities safe.”