Border Patrol agents in the El Centro Sector stopped a dangerous criminal alien from successfully re-entering the U.S. on Monday afternoon.
Calexico Station agents apprehended a suspected illegal immigrant on Monday afternoon approximately 11 miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry. The agents transported the man to the Calexico Station where they would identify him and conduct a biometric background investigation, according to information obtained from U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.
During the investigation, agents identified the man as 63-year-old Jose C. Gomez, a Mexican national. The agents checked his criminal history and discovered that a Georgia court convicted Gomez in 2007 for Felony Child Molestation. The court sentenced the man to five years in prison. Following the completion of his prison term in February 2011, immigration officers deported him to Mexico.