• Border Patrol agent sexually assaulted at least 3 women over 7-year span, police say

    By: Crystal Bonvillian, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

    TUSCON, Ariz. -

    A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been arrested and charged in the sexual assaults of at least three women over a span of seven years, authorities said. 

    Steven Charles Holmes, 33, is charged with three counts of sexual assault and three counts of aggravated assault, according to the Tuscon Police Department. He was booked into the Pima County Jail, where records show he is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond. 

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    Police officials said a woman went to authorities May 13 and reported being assaulted by Holmes, whom she met on a dating app. 

    “The victim advised detectives that the two went out on a date and Holmes sexually assaulted her,” Tuscon police officials said. “The investigation uncovered multiple victims with similar reports occurring from January 2012 to January 2019.”

    A warrant was obtained for Holmes’ arrest and he was taken into custody Tuesday, authorities said. Detectives continue to investigate Holmes’ past. 

    A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson told KGUN in Tuscon that Holmes, who has been with Border Patrol since 2012, has been placed on administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation. 

    “We do not tolerate misconduct on, or off duty, and will fully cooperate with all investigations of alleged misconduct by our personnel,” the spokesperson said in a statement

    Tuscon police officials ask anyone with information about Holmes to call 88-CRIME (27463). 

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