2 Previously Deported Sex Offenders Attempting Reentry Arrested by Border Patrol
The first, Oscar Rodriguez-Espinoza, a 52-year-old Mexican national, was arrested Friday afternoon approximately 22 miles west of the Calexico West Downtown Port of Entry, according to a news release by Border Patrol.
A record check reveal the suspect was Oscar Rodriguez-Espinoza, a 52-year-old Mexican national. In 2003 a jury convicted him of lewd and lacivious acts with a child under 14. The same jurors found him guilty of attempted murder.
Rodriguez-Espinoza served 11-years in prison before a judge deported him in September of 2011.
He's in federal custody awaiting prosecution.
Saturday at 2 a.m., about one-half mile east of the Calexico West Downtown Port of Entry, agents encountered another man suspected of illegally entering the country. That man was later identified as Jose Alonso Vazquez-Ramirez, a 27-year-old Mexican national.
A records check revealed the suspect to be 27-year-old Jose Alonso Vazquez-Ramirez. Vazquez-Ramirez was convicted of sex with a minor in 2013, and deported in the same year.
He too is being held in federal custody pending prosecution.
So far in 2019, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested and removed 25 individuals either convicted of, or wanted for, sexual assault charges.