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By: Emily Lewis WorldWideWeirdNews.com
An illegal immigrant who was convicted of raping a child, was caught smuggling himself into the United States, according to police in California.
El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested the previously deported convicted sex offender near downtown Calexico.
On Tuesday evening, at approximately 7:40 p.m., agents assigned to the Calexico Border Patrol Station observed the man running north from the International Border fence.
Agents approached the man and determined that he was illegally present in the United States. The man was arrested and transported to the Calexico station for processing.
Border Patrol agents conducted records checks, which revealed that the man, a 28-year-old Mexican national, was convicted in the State of California for Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child for which he was sentenced to 24 months in prison.
“This arrest underlines the importance of knowing who is entering the United States illegally,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim.
“We are sending a clear message to those who have committed serious crimes and try to enter illegally in the United States that we will vigorously pursue criminal prosecution,” he added.
The man will be criminally prosecuted for Re-Entry After Removal.
So far this year, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested seven convicted sex offenders attempting to re-enter the United States after removal.