A United States Border Patrol agent has been arrested and hit with numerous charges of sexual assault. Authorities say that 33-year-old Steven Charles Holmes sexually assaulted multiple women from January 2012 to January 2019.
The Tuscon Police Department opened an investigation into Holmes last week after a woman reported that she was sexually assaulted by a man she met using an online dating app. As investigators began to look into the allegations, they found similar claims made against Holmes.
He was taken into custody and charged with three counts of sexual assault and three counts of aggravated assault.
The Border patrol issued a statement saying that Holmes has been placed on administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation.
“The U.S. Border Patrol stresses honor and integrity in every aspect of its mission. We do not tolerate misconduct on, or off duty, and will fully cooperate with all investigations of alleged misconduct by our personnel,” the statement read.
Photo: Tucson Police Department