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CBP Officers Apprehend Fugitive Wanted for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

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CBP officers escort a wanted person at a U.S. port of entry. USCBP Image for illustration purposes
A CBP officer escorts a wanted person at a U.S. port of entry. USCBP Image for illustration purposes

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HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge apprehended Javier Salgado, a male U.S. citizen from Harlingen, Texas wanted for aggravated sexual assault of a child. 

“CBP is committed to bringing those wanted individuals in to face their day in court, especially those wanted for heinous crimes such as sexual offenses against children,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.

On November 12, 2022, 28-year-old Javier Salgado, arrived from Mexico at the Hidalgo International Bridge and a CBP officer immediately secured him after discovering Salgado was a possible match to an arrest warrant. Once in secondary, biometric verification confirmed his identity along with the active arrest warrant from Harlingen Police Department. Salgado has been wanted since March of 2014. He is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony in the State of Texas.

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A Harlingen police officer arrived to take custody of Salgado and transported him to the city jail.

Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.Visit CBP’s website for more information on the Immigration Inspection Program.

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