An illegal immigrant who was previously deported for raping a minor in California was arrested after reentering the United States amid the record migrant surge, federal authorities said.
The 46-year-old Mexican national who unlawfully entered the United States Monday was taken into custody by US Border Agents at the El Centro Patrol Station in southern California, US Customs and Border Protection officials announced Tuesday.
The convicted felon illegally entered the US roughly 29 miles west of Calexico in southern Imperial County.
He was then taken to a processing center where a record check revealed his prior 2007 conviction in Hemet, California, for rape, sodomy and oral copulation of a victim under the age of 18, immigration officials said.
Agents placed the man under arrest and transported him to the El Centro Sector Rally Point for further processing.USBP
The Mexican national, who was not publicly identified by CBP, was sentenced to nine years in prison for the sex crime