Burien Man Arrested at Sea-Tac Airport on Warrant for Child Sexual Abuse
A 33-year-old man from Burien – wanted on a warrant for raping two children – was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Sea-Tac Airport last Sunday (Feb. 3), after attempting to flee the country.
Sovannarit Son was taken into custody after CBP Officers encountered him in the jetway about to allegedly flee the United States aboard a departing flight to Ho Chi Minh City on a one-way ticket.
Minutes earlier CBP officers had conducted a name check, which resulted in the discovery of a warrant issued by the King County Sheriff’s Office in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database.
The warrant had been issued Jan. 22, 2013.
CBP officers held Son until the Port of Seattle Police responded and took custody of him for transport to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
“CBP officers at Sea-Tac International Airport continuously screen passengers to identify and apprehend wanted fugitives arriving in and departing from the United States,” said Area Port Director Mark Wilkerson. “Our efforts, in coordination with state and local law enforcement agencies are part of the ongoing effort to keep communities safe.”
NCIC is a centralized automated data base designed to share information among law enforcement agencies including outstanding warrants for a wide range of offenses. CBP officers at Sea-Tac have made numerous previous arrests of individuals wanted for a wide range of offenses from local misdemeanors to felonies.