Canadian arrested in Blaine on child sexual assault charge in Texas
BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Peace Arch Port of Entry detained a 44-year-old Canadian man Saturday morning after a routine inspection found he was wanted on a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child in Texas.
The warrant from Tarrant County, Texas, was confirmed by sheriff’s deputies in Fort Worth shortly after the Coquitlam, B.C., man was detained and escorted to the secondary cell.
“NCIC is a wonderful tool that allows law enforcement officials to share information,” said Area Port Director Kenneth Williams. “The men and women of CBP are dedicated to keeping our communities safe by using this information to keep children away from harm.”
The man was processed for an immigration detainer and paroled into the United States to be transported to Texas for the warrant. He was turned over to Whatcom County Sheriff’s deputies for extradition.
NCIC is a centralized automated database designed to share information among law enforcement agencies including outstanding warrants for a wide range of offenses. Based on information from NCIC, CBP officers have made previous arrests of individuals wanted for homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual child abuse, fraud, larceny, and military desertion.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.