DONNA, TX (KRGV) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers at the Donna International Bridge arrested a man with an outstanding warrant for a sexual offense against a child.
The arrest happened Jan. 13 as the man was returning from Mexico.
The officers referred the 42-year-old to a secondary inspection to confirm his identity and citizenship.
During the examination, CBP officers consulted law enforcement databases and conducted a fingerprint check which verified his identity as Francisco Cortez Elizama, a man wanted in Hidalgo County on an outstanding state arrest for child fondling.
Officers turned Cortez Elizama over to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office.
Furthermore, The Monitor reported:
According to court records, Cortez was indicted last June in connection with incidents that allegedly began in 2008 involving a girl who was under 14 years of age and ended sometime in 2015.
Cortez remains at the county jail on a $50,000 bond; he is expected in court for a pretrial hearing in early February.