U.S. Border Patrol Arrests Man Wanted for Sex Offense

CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an individual with an outstanding warrant out of Marin County, California for Sex Offense-Lewd/Lascivious Act with a Child Under 14 years.

Agents apprehended the individual Sunday approximately nine miles west of Calexico.  The subject was part of a group of five Mexican citizens who had illegally entered the United States.

Record checks revealed that the subject has an outstanding warrant out of Marin County, Calif.  The suspect was turned over to the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office to await extradition.  All other subjects were processed and returned to Mexico.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.