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Edinburg police arrest Border Patrol agent accused of sexual assault

Alejandro Perez has been charged with sexual assault, a second-degree felony. (Photo: Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office)

Edinburg police arrested a Border Patrol agent last week, nearly five years after he’s accused of sexually assaulting his then girlfriend, according to a criminal complaint obtained by CBS 4 News.

Alejandro Perez, 39, of Edinburg is accused of sexually assaulting his then girlfriend in June 2013, according to the criminal complaint. The woman reported the incident to Edinburg police nearly five years later, in November 2017.

The woman reported to police that Perez became “sexually aggressive towards her” while they were engaging in consensual sex at Perez's residence, according to the criminal complaint. When she told him “no”, Perez reportedly continued. According to the criminal complaint, “Alejandro later admitted to raping her through text but he asked her not to report it because he could lose his job.”

Perez has been charged with sexual assault, a second-degree felony. Perez was released from the Hidalgo County jail on March 8 on a $50,000 bond, according to jail records.

Currently, Perez is still performing administrative duties, according to a statement from Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Robert Rodriguez.

Read the federal agency's full statement:

"On March 7, 2018, a Border Patrol Agent assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector was taken into custody regarding an allegation of sexual assault. The Edinburg, Texas Police Department is investigating the allegation. The agent is currently performing administrative duties."
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