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Baltimore CBP Arrests Jamaican Man on Florida Felony Child Sex Charges

Release Date: 
July 17, 2019

BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Jamaican man at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Sunday on a Palm Beach County, Florida, felony arrest warrant for sex offenses on a child.

Officers arrested Vivian Linton Vickers, 43, as soon as he deplaned from his flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica. Officers verified Vicker’s identity and turned him over to the U.S. Marshals Service.

File photo of CBP officer in airport environmentCBP placed a detainer on Vickers to be returned to CBP to complete his admissions inspection upon adjudication of charges.

Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

“Allegations of sexual offenses committed against children are heinous. Customs and Border Protection officers are pleased to work with our law enforcement partners to return an allegedly dangerous fugitive to justice,” said Casey Durst, CBP’s Director of the Baltimore Field Office. “Arresting wanted fugitives at our nation’s ports of entry is one way in which CBP helps to keep our communities safe.”

CBP officers in Miami connected Vickers to the outstanding arrest warrant and notified the U.S. Marshals Service of Vickers’ pending arrival in Baltimore.

CBP officers screen both foreign visitors and U.S. citizens arriving and departing the United States for outstanding arrest warrants, narcotics, unreported currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture, and other illicit products to assure that global tourism remains safe and strong. 

On a typical day last year, CBP processed more than one million travelers who arrived at airports, seaports and land border crossings across the United States, and arrested 75 wanted criminals at U.S. ports of entry. See what else CBP accomplished during a typical day in 2018.

CBP's border security mission is led at ports of entry by CBP officers from the Office of Field Operations.  Please visit CBP Ports of Entry to learn more about how CBP’s Office of Field Operations secures our nation’s borders.

Learn more about CBP at CBP.gov.

Last modified: 
July 17, 2019