TUCSON – Jeremy Tyler Cole, a Border Patrol agent in Douglas, Arizona, was arrested and charged with child molestation, authorities said Wednesday.
“The agent is being charged with one count of child molestation, and is currently in a leave with pay status pending additional criminal proceedings,” Customs and Border Protection said in a statement.
Cole was arrested last Friday in Phoenix in a joint operation by the Chandler Police Criminal Apprehension Team and the Peoria Police Department.
The mother of one of the girls, who evidently was having a romantic relationship with the alleged molester, complained to the authorities that she saw Cole leave the room of one of her three daughters, ages 5, 12 and 14.
The 5-year-old girl told her mother that a bald man asked her to take off her underwear and afterwards she described to police how the man touched her private parts with an object.
Meanwhile, the 14-year-old girl also said she felt the presence of a man in her room.