El Centro Sector Border Patrol Apprehends Sex Offender

Westmorland, California - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio station apprehended a convicted sex offender yesterday at the Highway 86 checkpoint.

The incident occurred at the Border Patrol checkpoint located between Salton City and Westmorland, at approximately 8:45 p.m., when agents encountered a 31-year-old male citizen of Mexico. Through interview and further inspection, agents determined the man is a previously convicted sex offender who was deported to Mexico on May 3, 2012. The man was convicted on October 5, 2011, in the Superior Court of California for Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child. He was sentenced to one year imprisonment.

The man is being held by the U.S. Border Patrol and will be prosecuted for re-entry after deportation.

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