Ogdensburg, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations announced the arrest of a United States citizen wanted on Possession of Child Pornography charges.
On March 28, CBP Officers received notification from Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) that John Dean, a 65-year-old United States citizen from Saint George, Utah was being deported from Canada and returned to the United States. Mr. Dean attempted to enter Canada in August 2009 via the Ottawa International Airport in Ottawa, Canada and was found to be in possession of child pornography. Mr. Dean was arrested and convicted of being in possession of child pornography and was sentenced to jail time in Canada. After serving his jail sentence, Mr. Dean was subsequently given an order of deportation from Canada and returned to the United States today via the Ogdensburg border crossing.
Prior to his return to the United States, it was determined that Mr. Dean was also wanted in Illinois for child pornography charges. CBP Officers verified the validity of the federal arrest warrant issued on September 24, 2010, and confirmed the extradition. Upon his arrival to the United States Mr. Dean was arrested by CBP and turned over to the custody of the Homeland Security Investigations pending extradition to Illinois.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security responsible for 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.