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Richmond man arrested at border for crimes against minor

A Richmond man has been arrested at the Canada-U.S. border for "alleged sexual acts" and crimes against a minor, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Customs officers arrested Jesus Vitug, 53, on Saturday, Jan. 25 after he arrived by car at the Pacific Highway border crossing.

Vitug told border officials he was headed to Bellingham, Wash. to do some shopping, according to a Tuesday news release. He was referred to the secondary examination area for inspection where a name check revealed that Vitug was the subject of a felony warrant from Fresno County, Calif.

“Sexual exploitation of children shocks and offends the common decency of our society,” said Greg Alvaerz, area port director, in the news release. “I am proud of the vigilance our front-line officers demonstrate on a daily basis and their contribution to safer communities throughout the Washington State.”

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