CHAMPLAIN, N.Y.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations announced the apprehension and arrest of an individual attempting entry into the United States under an assumed identity.
Aldo Contreras Liberati, a 43 year-old male citizen of Peru, was encountered by CBP Officers at the Port of Champlain on February 5th aboard a commercial bus. Mr. Contreras Liberati presented an Italian passport of a 43-year-old male born in Peru bearing Contreras Liberati's photo. CBP Officers later determined that the Peru citizen used the false identity as a cover due to being wanted in Peru for the charge of sexual acts with a child.
Mr. Contreras Liberati was arraigned in federal court on February 6, and is currently facing charges of reproduction or fraud of citizenship documents and sexual acts with a child. Once proceedings are completed in the United States he will be extradited to Peru to face his sexual acts with a child charge.
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.