Border Patrol detains convicted sex offender at San Diego Sector border
Originally published 1-25-21
by United States Customs and Border Protection:
“JACUMBA, Calif. — Saturday afternoon, San Diego Sector (SDC) Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender who had entered the U.S. illegally.
On Jan. 23 at approximately 6 p.m., agents patrolling the border near Jacumba encountered three Mexican national men illegally present in the U.S. The agents arrested the group and transported them to a nearby Border Patrol station.
At the station, record checks revealed that one of the men had been convicted in 2009 for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14. He was sentenced to eight years in prison. The man was subsequently removed to Mexico in 2016.
Arrested again on Saturday, the 43-year-old man will be held in Federal custody pending prosecution for felony illegal reentry after deportation.
“The work our agents do, matters not only to communities along the border, but to every city and town in America,” said Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke. “Vigilant agents prevented this dangerous individual from re-entering our communities and I am proud of their hard work.”
In fiscal year 2021, which began on Oct. 1, 2020, SDC’s Border Patrol agents have arrested 17 sex offenders. During fiscal year 2020, 25 sex offenders were arrested in San Diego Sector.
To prevent illegal entry and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on corridors of egress away from our Nation’s borders. To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.”