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Pop Singer Kalimba Arrested For Immigration Violations

  • Pop singer Kalimba, right, from Mexico, is led by police as he makes his way through the press at the Quintana Roo state Attorney General's office in Chetumal, Mexico, Friday , Jan. 22 ,2011. Kalimba arrived in the Caribbean city of Chetumal on a Mexican federal government plane after being deported from El Paso, Texas, for immigration violations. He was being sought in Mexico on charges of raping a teenage girl. (AP Photo)

    Pop singer Kalimba, right, from Mexico, is led by police as he makes his way through the press at the Quintana Roo state Attorney General's office in Chetumal, Mexico, Friday , Jan. 22 ,2011. Kalimba arrived in the Caribbean city of Chetumal on a Mexican federal government plane after being deported from El Paso, Texas, for immigration violations. He was being sought in Mexico on charges of raping a teenage girl. (AP Photo)  (AP2011)

  • Pop singer Kalimba, right, from Mexico, is led by police as he makes his way through the press at the Quintana Roo state Attorney General's office in Chetumal, Mexico, Friday , Jan. 22 ,2011. Kalimba arrived in the Caribbean city of Chetumal on a Mexican federal government plane after being deported from El Paso, Texas, for immigration violations. He was being sought in Mexico on charges of raping a teenage girl. (AP Photo)

    Pop singer Kalimba, right, from Mexico, is led by police as he makes his way through the press at the Quintana Roo state Attorney General's office in Chetumal, Mexico, Friday , Jan. 22 ,2011. Kalimba arrived in the Caribbean city of Chetumal on a Mexican federal government plane after being deported from El Paso, Texas, for immigration violations. He was being sought in Mexico on charges of raping a teenage girl. (AP Photo)  (AP2011)

U.S. Border Patrol agents in El Paso, Texas, have arrested Mexican pop singer Kalimba on alleged immigration violations.

Border Patrol spokesman Ramiro Cordero confirmed the arrest of the former OV7 star on Thursday. 

No further details were given on the case. But Mexican news agency Notimex was reporting that Kalimba entered the U.S. legally but failed to turn in his I-94 immigration paperwork, when gives foreigners permission to enter the states.

A judge in Mexico's Caribbean state of Quintana Roo issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for Kalimba, 28, whose real name is Kalimba Kadjaly Marichal Ibar, according to State Attorney General Francisco Alor.

Earlier this week, authorities arrested Kalimba for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl at a hotel in the state capital of Chetumal on Dec. 19.

The case has received front-page coverage in Mexican newspapers.

Kalimba has denied the accusations.

Based on reporting by the Associated Press.

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