CBP officers arrests man wanted for sexual assault

CBP officers arrests man wanted for sexual assault

POSTED: Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 7:09am

Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO), at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 30-year-old male wanted by the McAllen Police Department on charges of sexual assault of a minor.

“Our officers were able to confirm the identity of this person who is wanted in McAllen for allegedly having inappropriately touched two young girls and then fled to Mexico after the incident,” said Efrain Solis Jr., Port Director, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas. “This is yet another example of how we assist our local law enforcement partners in capturing wanted fugitives that have fled and attempt to re-enter the United States.”

The incident occurred on Monday afternoon, July 7 after CBP officers working at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge encountered Leonardo Daniel Davila-Tron, a Mexican citizen from the State of Hidalgo, Mexico. Mr. Davila-Tron arrived as a pedestrian and notified officers that he did not possess valid documents to enter or reside legally in the United States and that he wanted to turn himself in, as he knew he had an arrest warrant against him. Officers immediately secured him and escorted him to secondary for further inspection and it was there and with the use of biometric verification utilizing CBP and law enforcement databases that his identity was confirmed along with an active arrest warrant from the McAllen Police Department for aggravated sexual assault of a minor, a first-degree felony.

Mr. Davila-Tron was charged last month by the McAllen P.D. for having allegedly touched two young girls, ages 11 and 14 inappropriately. CBP-OFO arrested him and then released him to the custody of the McAllen P.D. who subsequently transported him to the Hidalgo County Jail.

CBP Field Operations at Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.

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