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CBP Arrests Alleged Rapist at Washington Dulles Airport

Release Date: 
July 19, 2013

STERLING, VA.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a U.S. citizen Wednesday who was wanted for multiple sex offenses.

Jean Paul Kruse, 40 of Marysville, Ohio, arrived on a flight from Kuwait. CBP officers determined Kruse to be subject to a warrant of arrest issued by the Union County, Ohio sheriff's office for five counts of rape, five counts of sexual battery, six counts of gross sexual imposition, and one count of intimidation of a victim or witness in a criminal case. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Kruse was arrested by CBP and turned over to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority police for extradition.

"The United States is a welcoming nation, however, CBP remains ever vigilant in intercepting those travelers that our laws identify as needing further scrutiny," said Christopher Hess Port Director for the Port of Washington Dulles.

CBP conducts inspection operations and intercepts currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products or other illicit items, and on average makes 54 criminal arrests a day at U. S. Ports of entry nationwide.

Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP's travel web content at cbp.gov/travel to learn rules governing travel to and from the U.S.