A Port Hueneme family got an unwanted lesson in illegal immigration Wednesday when they caught a previously deported sex offender peeping through the windows of their home less than 24 hours after he crossed back into the U.S.
Magaly Barragan told KABC she noticed the man peeping through the window of her home from the back yard around 9 a.m. Wednesday and called the Port Hueneme Police.
Barragan said the man was trying to break in through the window, and when she confronted him he jumped a fence and tried to hide, NBC Los Angeles reports.
Police arrested 39-year-old Guillermo Damaso nearby, and after the homeowner identified him in a lineup, they booked him into the Ventura County Jail for attempted burglary.
Port Hueneme Police Chief Andrew Salinas said Damaso is a convicted sex offender and illegal immigrant with multiple deportations.
“We did locate and determine that he was a two-time previously deported sex offender and had re-entered our country less than 24 hours ago,” Salinas told KABC. “He is now immediately re-offending here in our small city of Port Hueneme, California.”
Damaso currently has a pending arrest warrant in Florida for indecent exposure to minors, as well as weapons and narcotics violations in California.