Champlain, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the apprehension and arrest of a 48-year-old Canadian man wanted in Greenwich, Conn., on first degree sexual assault of a minor.
Jose Joseph, a Canadian citizen from Montreal, Quebec, was arrested at the Champlain Port of Entry on May 21. Record checks conducted on Joseph revealed that there was an active warrant of arrest for him for one count of sexual assault in the first degree and two counts of risking injury to a minor, in Greenwich, Conn.
CBP officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. The warrant was issued for Joseph by the Greenwich Police Department.
Joseph was arrested by CBP officers and turned over to the custody of the Clinton County Sheriff's Office pending extradition to Connecticut.
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.