Roma, Texas - Officers with Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Roma Port of Entry arrested a 64-year-old male Mexican citizen on alleged charges of sexual assault of children.
On Tuesday, CBP officers working at the Roma-Miguel Aleman International Bridge encountered Fernando Calderon Moreno at the pedestrian lane. A CBP officer queried the traveler through CBP and law-enforcement databases and a possible match to an arrest warrant was revealed. Further checks confirmed that the traveler was in fact a match to an outstanding warrant for sexual assault charges dating back to 2004. It was further revealed that Calderon Moreno was accused of sexually molesting at least three young female children from Roma, between the ages of four and five, in 2003.
The Calderon Moreno was released to the custody of the Roma Police Department and taken to the Rio Grande City jail where he will await court procedures.
"Our officers have detected a child sexual predator who had been on the run for years," said Crescencio (Cris) Cantu, Port Director, Roma Port of Entry. "The detection of this fugitive exemplifies CBP's commitment to safeguard our communities from all kinds of violators."
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.