El Paso Border Patrol agent arrested for alleged sexual assault of a child

EL PASO, Texas - El Paso Police arrested a U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to the El Paso sector on Friday, March 6 for alleged sexual assault of a child.

Customs and Border Protection officials confirmed the arrested Border Patrol agent's name is Luis Angel Lozada. Lozada started working for the Border Patrol in January 2009 and is assigned to the Ysleta Station. He is currently on administrative leave pending review.

Border Patrol officials released the following statement on the arrest:

On Friday, March 06, 2015, a U.S. Border Patrol Agent assigned to the El Paso Sector was taken in to custody by the El Paso Police Department.  The U.S. Border Patrol takes every allegation of misconduct seriously. The El Paso Sector will cooperate fully with the investigation. The U.S. Border Patrol understands its responsibility to maintain the trust of the community in which we serve and does not tolerate any activity by any of its personnel that may jeopardize that trust.

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