BANNING (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been arrested and charged with kidnapping and sexual battery in connection to an alleged encounter with a Mexican woman two years ago.

Thirty-nine-year-old Arturo Ascencio was arrested Thursday outside his home in Hemet. Bail was set at $50,000.

Banning Police Det. Robert Merritt said Ascencio, who is assigned to patrol the Coachella and Imperial valleys, was off-duty when the alleged incident occurred. Merritt said Ascencio used his position of authority to put the victim into a vulnerable situation.

Ascencio is scheduled to be arraigned Monday.

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Comments (7)
  1. snmfx says:

    This is why they are called PIGS.

    1. Saber 1 says:

      Another $pic giving the badge a bad name. The so called victim should not be able to bring charges on him because she is an ILLEGAL ALIEN. ILLEGAL ALIENS should not have any rights in the USA.

  2. upyours says:

    Best place for a thug to hide is behind a badge.

  3. Mr , Time says:

    Maybe he delusional from to much son; after all you can fry a white ege on a rock in some parts of the desert; Who rally care’s about MS-13 drug cartel women assassination squads coming a crossed Mexico into the U.S.A.? This cop had to make sure; so what’s the big deal.

  4. .. says:

    Mexican Cop


  5. LOU says:

    2 san bernardino deputies arrested in 2 weeks for having sex with explorer scouts under 18, now this guy, reason :AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.

    1. Mr , Time says:

      To much money. What say ye Front line Troop’s AFGHANISTAN???

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