STERLING, VA.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a U.S. citizen Wednesday who was wanted by the Atascosa County, Texas Sheriff's Office for aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Shilo Watts, 38, of Pleasanton, Texas, arrived on a flight from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. CBP officers determined Watts to be subject to a warrant of arrest issued by the Atascosa County, Texas Sheriff's Office for aggravated sexual assault of a child. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Watts was arrested by CBP and turned over to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority police for extradition.
"The United States is a welcoming nation," said Christopher Hess CBP port director for the Port of Washington. "And CBP is committed to facilitating legitimate travel; however we stand ever vigilant in identifying those travelers that our laws identify as needing further scrutiny."
CBP conducts inspection operations and intercepts currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products or other illicit items, and on average makes 54 criminal arrests a day at U.S. Ports of entry nationwide.
Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP's Travel website to learn rules governing travel to and from the U.S.