El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender this past Saturday morning.
At around 11:35 a.m., agents assigned to the El Centro Station, arrested a man suspected of illegally entering the U.S. approximately 17 miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry. The man was arrested and transported to the El Centro station to confirm his identity and evaluate his criminal and immigration history.
Agents conducted records checks, which identify the man as Sixto Alejandro Ortiz, a 33-year-old Mexican national. Records checks also revealed that the man is a convicted sex offender.
Alejandro was convicted in the state of Alabama in 2014 for First Degree Rape, to which he served a two year prison sentence.
Alejandro was also ordered removed in 2014 by a designated official and subsequently removed from the United States after serving his sentence.
Alejandro is being held in Federal custody pending prosecution for Re-Entry after Removal.
In fiscal year 2019, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested and removed nine individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual assault charges attempting to enter the United States illegally.