HIDALGO, Texas (WUSA9) -- A Florida man who was wanted on charges of sexually assaulting a child was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge, say CBP officials.
CBP officials say officers working at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge found 40-year-old Ramon Cedano trying to enter the United States as a pedestrian on April 4. Cedano, who is a Mexican national and lawful permanent resident from Apopka, Florida gave his LPR card as identification. When his information was run through a database, it indicated he may be a warrant on him from Florida, say CBP.
Once it was confirmed that Cedano was wanted, CBP officers arrested him and released him into the custody of the Hidalgo Police Department, according to officials. He is in jail awaiting extradition to Florida.
Officials say Cedano is charged with four counts of sexual assault/lascivious molestation of a child under the age of 12, a second-degree felony, stemming from an incident in 2011.
According to officials, Cedano was the second suspected child molester identified and arrested attempting to enter the U.S. at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge in two days.