STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a Salvadoran citizen October 21 who was wanted by the Fairfax County, Va., Police Department for felony sexual assault of a minor.
According to the Fairfax County Police Department, Victor Manuel Ramos Montoya, 53, who arrived on a flight from Mexico, is wanted on felony sexual assault of a minor (10 year old). CBP officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. CBP officers arrested Montoya and turned him over to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority police officers for extradition.
CBP placed an immigration detainer on Montoya, who holds U.S. permanent resident status, which ensures that he is returned to CBP upon the adjudication of any charges for further immigration processing.
“The United States is a welcoming nation; however, CBP remains ever vigilant in intercepting travelers who are suspected of violating our laws and require further scrutiny,” said Wayne Biondi CBP Area Port Director for the Port of Washington Dulles.
CBP conducts inspection operations and intercepts currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products and other illicit items, and on average arrests 21 wanted persons a day at U.S. Ports of entry nationwide.
Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP’s Travel section to learn rules governing travel to and from the U.S.
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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.