Sterling, VA. - Customs and Border Protection arrested a Chester, Md., man on two charges of sexual assault on a minor after he arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport from Turkey Monday.
Justin Ray Dutcher, 25, is wanted in Queen Anne County, Md., on the sexual assault charges. He is also wanted in Annapolis, Md., on larceny charges. CBP officers confirmed the arrest warrants with each jurisdiction and turned Dutcher over to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police.
"Allegations of sexually assaulting a minor are particularly heinous," said Christopher Hess, CBP Port Director for the Port of Washington, D.C. "CBP officers are pleased that we are able to bring a wanted fugitive to justice."
Airlines are required to submit passenger and crew manifests to CBP prior to departing from overseas airports for the United States. CBP officers can then vett passengers and intercept travelers who pose a potential threat to the U.S.
CBP also identifies wanted fugitives, and travelers who have previously violated U.S. immigration, customs or agriculture laws and regulations.
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.