More than 33 predators stopped since the beginning of the fiscal year
CALEXICO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents say, once again, they prevented a convicted sex offender from re-entering the United States.
Agents say they picked up 54-year-old Benjamin Tirado-Jaramillo just minutes after he illegally crossed into the U.S. in the desert east of Calexico.
They say a records check revealed an extensive criminal history. Border Patrol says Tirado-Jaramillo was convicted of sexual arousal and unlawful intercourse with a minor in Visalia, California. Agents say he also has convictions for disorderly conduct, DUI, and driving on a suspended license. They add, he has been deported before.
Border Patrol says Tirado-Jaramillo will be process and prosecuted accordingly.
Since October, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested, or removed, 33 individuals either convicted on, or wanted for, sex crimes.