Border Patrol Agents in Vermont Arrest Illegal Alien Wanted for Child Molestation
Alburgh, Vt. – U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended Remy Amon, 41, an Ivory Coast national with an extraditable felony warrant for molestation of a child.
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Border Patrol agents in Alburgh, VT encountered Amon walking in the rain on Rt. 2 wearing a large coat and carrying a backpack. This area is in close proximity to the international border and agents routinely encounter subjects who have illegally entered the U.S. in this area.
During questioning, the agent attempted to identify Amon, however, he stated his identification documents had been stolen. Agents transported him to the Swanton Station where biometric record checks revealed that he had initially provided a false name to agents and not only had no status or documentation to allow him to legally enter or be present in the United States, has an extensive criminal history including a warrant for arrest.
“This arrest is a great example of why the work of our Border Patrol agents along the northern border is so important,” said Swanton Station Patrol Agent in Charge Matthew Sherman. “The agents’ diligence in identifying this individual means we were able to remove a dangerous criminal from our community.”
Border Patrol contacted the King County Sheriff’s Office in Washington State who will extradite Amon based on the warrant for molestation of a minor.
The Swanton Sector is responsible for securing the land border between ports of entry in Vermont, New Hampshire and northeastern New York. The coordination with assistance of citizens is invaluable to the Border Patrol's border security mission and we welcome community members' help to keep our nation’s borders safe. Please report suspicious activity at 1-800-689-3362.
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