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Tornillo CBP Officers nab fugitive sought on Child Sex Charges

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials say 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.

“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.”

According to officials, on April 27 just before 12:30 p.m., the 74-year-old man – only identified by CBP as a “Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States” – arrived from Mexico at the Marcelino Serna Port of Entry.

CBP officials say that 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.

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.