Man wanted in North Texas for child sex assault arrested at Progreso bridge

PROGRESO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested a man who was wanted in North Texas on a warrant for sexual assault of a child, authorities announced.

Emilio Torres Salas, 66, was arrested Monday at the Progreso International Bridge after an inspection revealed he had an outstanding arrest warrant out of Quitman, in Wood County.

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"During secondary examination, CBP officers utilizing biometric verification and federal law enforcement databases verified his identity," CBP announced in a press release.

The warrant was for sexual assault of a child-continuous sexual abuse of a minor.

Salas was turned over to the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies for further processing.

"Our frontline officers continue to maintain strict vigilance and that steadfastness resulted in the apprehension of a man wanted for sex crimes involving a child,” said Port Director Walter Weaver, Progreso and Donna Port of Entry. “Apprehensions of this heinous type clearly underscore the important work of our officers in keeping our communities secure.”

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