Canadian man arrested in sex crime
Detroit — A 52-year-old Canadian man hauling auto parts was arrested entering Detroit this week when officials discovered he was wanted on a charge of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.
A record search found the man had a warrant for his arrest out of Davison, about 60 miles north of Detroit in Genesse County. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested him Monday at the Fort Street Cargo Facility.
The man had a Free and Secure Trade card, which allows for easier travel across the border for commercial shipments. Holders must go through a risk assessment to qualify. If convicted the man would lose the card, officials said.
“Participation in trusted trader programs is a privilege,” said Roderick Blanchard, port director in Detroit in a press release. “FAST card holders are afforded a higher level of trust and any violation will result in immediate removal from the program.”
The Davison Police Department took custody of the man, who will face up to two years in prison if convicted of the misdemeanor. Specific details of the alleged crime weren’t available.