A U.S. Border Patrol agent facing six counts of lewd acts with a child was to be arraigned today in Imperial County Superior Court.
The agent, Joseph Socorro Olvera, 45, was arrested earlier this year and charged by the county District Attorney's Office with the six counts — one for each of the six years the alleged criminal activity occurred.
As part of today's arraignment, Olvera — who is out of jail on bail and on paid administrative leave from the Border Patrol — will enter a plea to the charges and a trial date will be set.
Deputy District Attorney Deborah Owen alleged Olvera "established" a relationship with a woman in the mid-1990s who was then an undocumented immigrant. The woman has since become a legal resident.