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Border agents arrest child porn suspect at BWI

Border agents at Baltimore Washington International Airport say they arrested a Columbia man wanted in Howard County on child sex abuse and child pornography charges.

Jeremy Henry Sykes, 43, arrived at the airport on a flight from Mexico, and agents identified him Monday as the man wanted on a Howard County warrant, according to the border agency. He was turned over to Howard County police.

"This latest arrest of another alleged child sex predator again illustrates the vigilance of CBP officers in intercepting those travelers that our laws identify as needing further scrutiny," said Dianna Bowman Acting CBP Port Director for the Port of Baltimore.

Sykes was previously charged in January and released from jail on his own recognizance. The new charges were filed last week and came as a result of the same investigation, according to his attorney Andrew I. Alperstein.

Alperstein said Sykes was on vacation when he learned that the charges had been filed and returned so he could face them.

"It's not really like he's fled," Alperstein said.

Sykes was released from jail Tuesday after posting a $20,000 bail.

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