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Fugitive Sought On Child Sex Charges Nabbed By CBP Officers

Release Date: 
April 29, 2021

TORNILLO, Texas – A man being sought on multiple sexual assault/abuse of a child charges was apprehended by CBP Officers working at the Marcelino Serna/Tornillo port of entry on Tuesday. He was one of 27 wanted people U.S Customs and Border Protection Officers from the El Paso Field Office arrested during the last week.

“The work CBP Officers do is vital to protecting our communities and our country,” said Marcelino Serna/Tornillo Port Director Eric Fernandez “Some of the individuals arrested were wanted for heinous crimes, it is our duty to ensure that they are turned over to the appropriate authorities to face charges.”

On April 27 just before 12:30 p.m. a 74-year-old Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States arrived from Mexico at the Marcelino Serna Port of Entry. He was a passenger in a vehicle and was seeking medical attention.

During processing, CBP Officers received confirmation that the man had an active warrant issued by the El Paso Sheriff’s Office, for multiple counts of Sexual Assault-Indecency with a Child, Sexual Abuse of a Child-Continuous abuse. In addition, the man had a warrant for avoiding prosecution or giving testimony and was convicted of murder in Mexico in 2008.

In addition to this case, 26 additional subjects were arrested for outstanding warrants for serious crimes to include, aggravated assault, larceny, robbery, prostitution, fraud, possession of heroin, marijuana smuggling, forgery of financial instruments, and possession with intent to distribute-cocaine.

All subjects were arrested by CBP Officers and turned over to appropriate authorities to face charges.

Last modified: 
April 29, 2021