US Customs and Border Patrol, December 18, 2019
On December 17, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two illegal aliens in separate events tied to sexual crimes against minors.
The first event occurred at approximately 7:40 a.m., when agents observed eight people just north of the U.S./Mexico International Boundary near Campo, Calif. After encountering the subjects, the seven males and one female were determined to be Mexican nationals illegally present in the U.S.
The people were subsequently arrested and taken to a nearby Border Patrol station for processing. During processing, it was revealed that a man in the group had an active warrant issued by the FBI Field office in Las Vegas for child pornography. He is currently in Department of Homeland Security custody pending prosecution for improper entry into the U.S, and is awaiting extradition by the FBI in Las Vegas.
The second event occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m., when agents encountered a man attempting to hide in the brush just north of the U.S/Mexico border near Tecate, Calif. The individual was discovered to be illegally present in the U.S.
The man was taken to a nearby station and during processing, it was revealed that the man had served 15 years in prison for kidnapping and raping of a minor in Los Angeles. He faces federal prosecution for reentry after deportation from the U.S.
“I am proud of the great work agents demonstrated in locating and arresting these known child predators,” said Chief Patrol Agent Douglas Harrison. “Their actions help keep our communities safe.”
To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on corridors of egress away from our Nation’s borders. To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.