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Border Patrol agents arrest convicted sex offender

(Previously deported convicted sex offender)…He was arrested early Friday morning.

Border Patrol agents say the 40 year old man was apprehended at around 3:00 am, about one mile east of the Downtown Calexico Port of Entry. Agents say the man was attempting to enter the United States illegally. He was later identified as Abelardo Pineda Rodriguez. A citizen of Mexico. A criminal records check determined Pineda was a convicted sex offender charged with forcible sex abuse. He had been convicted in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1998. He had been sentenced to serve 8 months in prison. Pineda was being processed for re-entry after removal as a convicted sex offender.