(Two convicted sex offenders arrested)… Both had previously been deported from the US.
They were caught re-entering the country illegally. The first arrest was Friday afternoon. The man was found about 13 miles west of the Downtown Calexico Port. He was later identified as 52 year old Ricardo Saucedo Hernandez, a Mexican national. He had been convicted in 2003 for annoying or molesting a child under 18 years of age in Perris, California. He received a fine and served 120 confinement. He was deported in 2017. The second arrest occurred at 12 mid-night Sunday morning. He was arrested about 16 miles east of the Downtown Calexico Port. He was later identified as 37 year old Armando Valenzuela Salazar, also a Mexican national. He had been convicted in 2011 for sexual battery out of Greenville, North Carolina. He was sentenced to 60 days confinement. Valenzuela was deported in 2011. Both men are being held in federal custody pending further criminal prosecution.