#ChildMolester | Alleged child molester arrested at Bridge 2

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a man wanted for aggravated sexual assault of a child in Waxahachie, Texas, authorities said.

The case unfolded on Jan. 21, when Javier Rodriguez, 40, arrived at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge as a bus passenger. Rodriguez, a Mexican citizen, was referred to secondary inspection.

CBP said that biometric verification through law enforcement databases confirmed that Rodriguez had an outstanding warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony, out of the Texas Ellis County Sheriff’s Office.

CBP officers transported the wanted fugitive to the Webb County Jail, where he awaits criminal proceedings.

“As this arrest illustrates, CBP continues to play a vital role in protecting our communities by apprehending fugitives facing outstanding warrants for serious crimes, particularly those involving the sexual exploitation of children,” stated Acting Port Director Eugene Crawford, Laredo Port of Entry.

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