Dulles CBP Arrests Alleged Sex Offender
STERLING, VA.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a U.S. citizen Thursday who was wanted by the Baltimore County, Md. Police Department for sexual assault.
Patrick David Otto, 26 of Baltimore, Md., arrived on a flight from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. CBP officers determined Otto to be subject to a warrant of arrest issued by the Baltimore County Police Department for sexual assault. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Otto was arrested by CBP and turned over to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority police for extradition.
"CBP is committed to facilitating legitimate travel; however we stand ever vigilant in intercepting those travelers that our laws identify as needing further scrutiny," said Frances B. Garcia, assistant port director for the Port of Washington Dulles.
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.