(Two men found walking in the desert)…They were encountered by a Border Patrol agent earlier in the week.

The two were spotted walking near Hot Mineral Spa Road. The agent arrested the two and transported them to the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Highway 111 for processing. It had been determined the two were in the United States illegally. Background checks revealed that one of the men, 23 year old Nicson Valenzuela Redondo, had been convicted of rape in Riverside County in 2016. He served 3 years in prison before being deported in 2019. The second man also had a criminal record and had been deported for the US in 2019. Both are being held in federal custody for future prosecution.