CBP Arrests Fugitive Wanted for Sexual Assault
HOUSTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) arrested a 31-year old male traveler, wanted for aggravated sexual assault of a child, on March 9.
CBP officers intercepted Julio Davila, a U.S. citizen, as he arrived on a flight from Mexico City.
A warrant out of Harris County, Texas had been issued for Davila in 2014 for aggravated sexual assault, strong-arm sodomy of a child under 14 years of age, a first degree felony.
“Working with our state, local and federal law enforcement partners in detecting outstanding fugitives is an important aspect of CBP,” said CBP Port Director Charles Perez. “The quick and professional action of CBP officers resulted in the capture of a man wanted for an alleged egregious violation against an innocent child.”
CBP arrested Davila and turned him over to the Houston Police Department. Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.
On average, CBP arrests 23 wanted persons every day at air, land and sea ports of entry across the United States. View CBP Snapshot to learn some of what CBP achieves ‘On a Typical Day’ at our nation’s 328 ports of entry.
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.