CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Champlain Port of Entry arrested a traveler after discovering alleged child pornography on Tuesday.
Just after midnight, CBP officers encountered a 29-year-old male attempting to enter the United State aboard a Greyhound Bus. Relying on experience and training, the primary officer discovered inconsistencies in the traveler’s stated purpose for coming to the U.S. and referred the individual for further inspection.
During the secondary inspection, the traveler admitted to officers that he was destined to Pennsylvania to meet with an underage student he had met on the internet.
Officers searched the traveler’s cell phone and uncovered alleged child pornography. The traveler was arrested turned over to the New York State Police to face charges.
“We work closely with all law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety of our citizens and apprehend those who may prey upon children,” said Acting Port Director Steven Bronson. “This arrest shows the commitment all law enforcement has to bring those who exploit children to justice.”
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.