U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported man Sunday morning.
On March 24, at around 2:28 a.m., agents assigned to the Calexico Station, arrested a man suspected of illegally entering the U.S. approximately 3.5 miles east of the Calexico Port of Entry. Agents arrested the man and transported him to the El Centro station for immigration and criminal history screening.
Border Patrol agents conducted records checks, which revealed that the man, a 36-year-old Honduran national, was convicted of Sexual Battery on Feb. 28, 2018 in Arlington County, Virginia. For that crime, the man received a 12-month jail sentence.
The man is being held in federal custody pending further criminal prosecution.
In fiscal year 2019, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested and removed 13 individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual assault charges after they entered the United States illegally.