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Border Patrol agent in Tucson is accused of sexual assaults

May 22, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Tucson has been arrested for alleged sexual assaults.

Tucson police say 33-year-old Steven Charles Holmes was booked Tuesday into the Pima County Jail on suspicion of three counts each of sexual assault and aggravated assault.

It was unclear Wednesday if Holmes has a lawyer yet.

A woman told police Holmes allegedly assaulted her after they went on a date last week.

The woman says she met Holmes online and he identified himself as a Border Patrol agent.

Police say detectives discovered several other accusations of sexual assault against Holmes between January 2012 and January 2019.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman says Holmes is a seven-year Border Patrol veteran and he’s been placed on administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation.

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