CHICAGO—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers conducting passenger operations at Chicago O’Hare International Airport over the weekend apprehended a man previously indicted on multiple charges of sexual assault.
On Saturday, April 17, CBP was alerted to a passenger returning to the United States after being denied entry into China. CBP Officers identified the passenger as Dr. Haohua Yang, 51, a U.S Citizen currently residing in Naperville, Illinois. Yang was indicted in Kendall County, Illinois, on charges of sexual assault and is set to appear in court on April 30.
“The use of law enforcement databases and intelligence by CBP Officers at ports of entry are instrumental in the apprehension of wanted and sometimes very dangerous individuals fleeing prosecution.” said Chicago Area Port Director Matthew Davies. “This is another fine example of CBP working alongside our local law enforcement partners to apprehend fugitives who try to run from the law.”
CBP Officers worked closely with Kendall County officials to obtain an arrest warrant and subsequently turned custody of Yang over to the Yorkville Police Department.
CBP conducts inspection operations and intercepts currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products and other illicit items, and arrests, on average, 22 wanted persons a day at U. S. Ports of Entry nationwide.
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.