CHAMPLAIN, N.Y.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the arrest of a U.S. lawful permanent resident wanted on multiple felony sexual abuse charges.
On April 18, CBP officers working at the Champlain port of entry encountered 44-year-old Jean Sony Accus, a U.S. lawful permanent resident from Haiti residing in Vancouver, Wash. Information was received on April 15, from Canada Border Services Agency that Accus would be returned to the United States for an outstanding warrant of arrest.
CBP performed record checks confirming that Accus was the subject of an active arrest warrant issued out of Multnomah County, Oregon for two charges of first degree sexual abuse, contact with a person under 14 years of age and six charges of third degree sexual abuse, contact with a person under the age of 18.
CBP officers verified the warrant and confirmed extradition to Oregon. Accus was arrested by CBP and turned over to the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending extradition.
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.