The arrest happened, when agents from the El Centro Station came across a man who had entered the United States illegally 22 miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry. Agents detained the man and took him to the El Centro Sector Rally Point for further investigation.

According to records the man, a 28-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was previously convicted of sex with a minor in Santa Maria, California, on May 29, 2012. For his sexual misconduct, the illegal alien was sentenced to one year in jail and five years of probation. 

The man has been charged with illegal re-entry of expelled aliens under USC 1326 and is being held in federal custody awaiting his hearing. 

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested and/or seized 13 people convicted or wanted on sexual assault charges starting Oct. 1, 2020, the beginning of the 2021 fiscal year to date.  

The arrest of foreign child sex offenders at the border is not unusual in the United States from time to time.

At the beginning of February, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported that agents, along with Laredo Sector Horse Patrol Unit, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Air Asset, and a CBP Air Unit detained a group of 30 illegal aliens and they discovered one who was a known child sex offender. 

The suspect has a long extensive criminal record. He is Eril Lainez-Corea, a 29-year-old Honduran citizen, who was arrested in 2018 and found guilty of Sexual Offense Against a Child-Fondling in Wauseon, Ohio, and was put on two years probation. 

Former President Trump’s administration has been warning about the dangers of having criminals smuggled into the country and threatening the American community through weak border policies. During his presidency, his administration endeavored to significantly decrease refugee resettlement numbers. 

“The lawless state of our southern border is a threat to the safety, security, and financial well-being of all America,” the former president asserted in his State of the Union address two years ago. “We have a moral duty to create an immigration system that protects the lives and jobs of our citizens,” he continued. 

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