Man wanted for sexual assault of a minor arrested at port of entry

Man wanted for sexual assault of a minor arrested at port of entry

POSTED: Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 10:00am

UPDATED: Monday, May 5, 2014 - 7:43am

Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a man from Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico who had an arrest warrant from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office for sexual assault of a minor.

“This arrest reaffirms the border security aspect of our mission,” said Efrain Solis Jr., Port Director, Hidalgo/Pharr/ Anzalduas. “Anytime our officers encounter a wanted person wanted on crimes of a sexual nature, particularly those involving children, their actions to confirm the warrant, as well as the subject’s identity and coordination with our law enforcement partners helps to keep our community safe.”

CBP officers working at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge on Wednesday, April 23 encountered Marcos Alberto Ramirez Ruelas, a 26-year-old male Mexican citizen, as he attempted to enter the United States as a pedestrian. During the examination, CBP officers discovered that Ramirez Ruelas was a possible match to an outstanding warrant. Officers secured him and escorted him to secondary where biometric verification through CBP and law-enforcement databases revealed that he was an exact match to the sexual assault of a minor warrant from Santa Barbara.

The charges, three counts of sex with a minor, including felony statutory rape, filed in 2008 were for an incident which allegedly occurred in 2007, involving a 14-year-old female. Mr. Ramirez Ruelas apparently absconded after posting his bond. After confirming he was the subject of the warrant, CBP officers turned Ramirez Ruelas over to Hidalgo, Texas police officers for transport to the Hidalgo County Jail where he will await extradition procedures back to California.

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no se dio ala fuga en su caso hay muchas irregularidades. el quiere hacer las cosas bien y que su caso se aclare por que todo es un error, el nunca fue procesado a california al contrario lo regresaron a mexico el sigue dispuesto a presentarse ante la ley por que quiere que se aclare el caso por que no es culpable y en las 2 ocaciones que el se presento ante las leyes fue deportado a mexico siendo que el se encontraba en proceso de residencia

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