Calexico, California - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Border Patrol station arrested a previously deported sex offender shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday evening.

The incident occurred after agents encountered a man who had illegally entered the United States roughly five miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry.

Record checks revealed that the man, later identified as Maximo Flores-Lezaman, a 43-year-old Mexican national, is a previously convicted sex offender. 

The checks showed that Flores-Lezaman had a felony conviction from April 2002, in California, for Sex with a Minor.  Flores-Lezaman was sentenced to one year in prison and three years probation after the 2002 felony conviction. 

Flores-Lezaman is the 28th sex offender arrested by El Centro Sector in fiscal year 2018 and will remain in federal custody pending prosecution for violation of criminal law.