Sexual assault fugitive nabbed at the Hidalgo International Bridge

Sexual assault fugitive nabbed at the Hidalgo International Bridge
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 1:34pm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a north Texas man wanted on alleged child sexual assault charges dating back to 2010.

On February 13, 2014, CBP officers working at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge encountered Hector Mejia Vasquez, age 31, returning from Mexico as a passenger in maroon minivan. When Mr. Mejia Vasquez arrived, he presented a State of Texas issued driver’s license and an initial systems query indicated he may be a possible match to an arrest warrant. CBP officers immediately secured him and escorted him to secondary where biometric checks through law-enforcement and CBP databases confirmed that he was a match to the warrant for sexual assault of a child/enhanced, a 1st degree felony, from Cherokee County, Texas.

The warrant, issued in September 2010 by the Jacksonville, Texas Police Department, accuses him of allegedly having improper sexual relations with a 15-year-old female, who was impregnated as a result.

CBP-OFO arrested Mr. Mejia Vasquez and then released him to the custody of the Hidalgo, Texas Police Department who subsequently transported him to the Hidalgo County Jail, where he will wait for extradition proceedings.

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