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Border Patrol agents arrest convicted sex offender near Calexico

CALEXICO, Calif. - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender, who illegally entered the United States Sunday night.

 

Agents patrolling approximately three miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry around 11:15 p.m. encountered a man who was illegally present in the United States.

 

The man was arrested and transported to the El Centro Station for processing where record checks identified the man as Jose Luis Vargas-Hernandez.

 

The man had been previously convicted of a misdemeanor sex offense for unlawful sexual conduct with a 16 or 17-year-old and was sentenced to 18 months probation and time served in jail.  The record checks also revealed Vargas subsequently was ordered removed by an Immigration Judge on Aug. 30th, 2016. 

 

“Our job as Border Patrol agents, is not only to enforce immigration laws but to ensure the safety and well-being of our community,” said Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Joyce C. Golosino.

 

Vargas, a 27-year-old Mexican citizen, will be prosecuted for re-entry after removal.


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