Sex offender with Riverside victims arrested by Border Patrol

OCOTILLO, Calif. (KABC) -- U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender with victims in Riverside who re-entered the country near Ocotillo Sunday.

According to the Border Patrol, agents tracked the man after he crossed the border and took him into custody.

Javier Reyes-Gomez, a 28-year-old Mexican citizen, has three felony convictions for sexual acts performed on a minor.

Among Reyes-Gomez's convictions is a charge of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14, according to Border Patrol agents. Reyes-Gomez was previously sentenced to 56 months in jail for the crime.

In March of 2002, Reyes-Gomez was ordered deported by an immigration judge.

"This offender victimized children in Riverside, a community not very close to the border," said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim.

"This serious criminal will not get a chance to return to Riverside and potentially victimize anyone else."

According to the Border Patrol, Reyes-Gomez will be prosecuted for re-entry after removal as a convicted sex offender.
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