Elderly man wanted for sexual assault caught

February 07 2021 06:00 pm

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – An elderly man on the run that was wanted for sexual assault of a minor has been caught at the Hidalgo International bridge.

87-year-old Renato Luis Ibarra has an arrest warrant out of San Diego, California.

He is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a 15-year-old family member since she was five years old.

Ibarra was attempting to cross the bridge Wednesday when Customs and Border Protection officers received the alert.

Authorities escorted him for further inspection, confirming the warrant through biometric verification.

He remains at the Hidalgo County Jail awaiting extradition proceedings.

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