BOOKING PHOTOS: U.S. Customs & Border Protection
CALEXICO — U.S. Border Patrol agents have announced the arrests of two convicted and previously deported sex offenders last weekend.
Around 6 PM on Friday, October 18, agents encountered Pedro Mata-Guerrero, a 54-year-old Mexican national, about three miles west of the Calexico West Downtown Port of Entry. Suspecting that he’d entered the country illegally, agents placed him under arrest and transferred him to the El Centro Station.
There it was discovered that he’d been convicted of first-degree sexual assault of a child out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on June 16, 2013, after having previously been deported in July of 2011.
He is now in federal custody pending further criminal investigation.
Around 8 AM the next morning, agents at the Calexico Station came across Juan Ramon Avila-Leon approximately seven miles east of same port and, again suspecting illegal entry, took him into custody and conducted a criminal history screening.
Records checks revealed that Avila-Leon had been convicted on October 18, 2018, of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes out of Sheldon, Washington, for which he served 364 days. He’d previously been deported on September 5 of this year.
He, too, is now in federal custody.