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Previously convicted sex offender caught near Calexico border

Efren Prado-Rodriguez

A man previously convicted of sexual assault and deported was arrested near the Calexico border over the weekend.

At approximately 12:30 a.m., border patrol agents found Efren Prado-Rodriguez, a 38-year-old Mexican national, approximately three miles east of the Calexico Downtown Port of Entry not long after he illegally entered the United States, El Centro Sector Border Patrol revealed on Monday.

Agents arrested Prado and took him to the El Centro Station for immigration and criminal history screening.

Record checks revealed that in 2006, Prado was convicted of "Sex Abuse 2nd Degree” in Marion County, Oregon. Prado was sentenced to 36 months’ probation. He was deported that same year as an aggravated felon.

Prado is being held in federal custody pending further criminal prosecution.

In the fiscal year 2020, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested and removed 10 individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual assault charges after they entered the United States illegally.

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Jesus Reyes


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