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Man sought for six counts of Crimes Against a Child arrested at Tornillo port of entry

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers arrest a man sought for six counts of sexual conduct with a child/sexual assault in Arizona.

According to CBP officials, on Sunday, March 7, shortly after 4 p.m., a 57-year-old man who they describe as a “U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident” was traveling into Mexico through the Marcelino Serna Port of Entry, in Tornillo, Texas.

During outbound processing, CBP Officers received confirmation that the man had an active warrant issued by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Phoenix for six counts of sexual conduct with a child/sexual assault.

“CBP Officers enforce many federal, state, and local laws, including the apprehension of wanted individuals,” said U.S. Customs and Border Protection Marcelino Serna Port Director Eric Fernandez,” The apprehension of an individual wanted for crimes against a child is of utmost importance.”

The man was arrested by CBP Officers and turned over to local authorities to await extradition to Arizona.