Calexico, California - Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender near Calexico West Port of Entry.

Border Patrol agents apprehended a 29-year-old man approximately one-half of a mile east of the port when he illegally entered into the United States. The man was later identified as Luis Manuel Picaso Sandoval, a citizen of Mexico.  

Border Patrol agents conducted a criminal record checks that revealed Picaso was a convicted sex offender charged for sexual assault of a minor under the age of fourteen.  Picaso was sentenced to serve ninety days in prison on May 11, 2009 in Fresno.

Picaso is being processed for Re-Entry After Removal as a convicted sex offender.

The El Centro Sector’s Community Awareness Campaign is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats.  We encourage public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play a key role in keeping our country safe.  Please report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at 1-800-901-2003.