- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent from Sierra Vista has been arrested on suspicion of child molestation.

Chandler police say Jeremy Cole was taken into custody last Friday at his parent’s home in Peoria and has been booked into a downtown Phoenix jail.

It was unclear Tuesday if he has an attorney yet.

Cole is assigned to the Douglas Border Patrol Station.

CBP officials say Cole currently is on leave with pay pending additional criminal proceedings.



Phoenix TV station KPHO reports that Cole had been staying with a family in Chandler during Arizona Bike Week and one of the adults told police she saw Cole coming out of one of her daughter’s room.

The woman says her 5-year-old daughter later said a man had inappropriately touched her.

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Information from: KPHO-TV, https://www.kpho.com/

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