CBP Field Operations at Anzalduas International Bridge Arrests Man Wanted on Sexual Assault Charges
ANZALDUAS, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Anzalduas International Bridge arrested an Austin, Texas man wanted on child sexual assault charges from that same city.
“This is the second person wanted on this type of charge that we have intercepted at our local international bridges within the last few days,” said Port Director David Gonzalez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “Our ability to query everyone seeking entry into the United States allows us to identify people that have issues with CBP or any other law enforcement agency.”
CBP officers working at the Anzalduas-Reynosa International Bridge on Nov. 3, encountered Rogelio Juarez, a 46-year-old man from Austin as he arrived from Mexico in a white 2016 Chevy Silverado. Initial primary queries indicated that he was a possible match to an arrest warrant and secondary checks utilizing biometric verification through CBP databases confirmed his identity and active arrest warrant from the Austin Police Department, a second-degree felony for child sexual assault.
Juarez is accused of sexually assaulting a female family member in April 2016, who was then 15-years-old.
CBP OFO arrested Juarez who was then turned over to the custody of the Mission Police Department who in turn booked him at the Hidalgo County Jail to await extradition proceedings.
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.