Customs and Border Patrol Officer Charged With Sexually Assaulting Employee

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer was expected to be arraigned today on charges of sexually assaulting a Los Angeles International Airport worker three years ago.

Kanwar Dhaliwal, 36, allegedly approached the woman on Aug. 28, 2014, at the airport and made sexual advances toward her. Dhaliwal, an agricultural specialist officer, then pushed and sexually assaulted the woman, prosecutors said.

He is charged with assault to commit rape, sodomy and oral copulation; sexual battery by restraint; and assault by a public officer. According to jail records, Dhaliwal was arrested Wednesday morning and remains jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail.

CBP officials could not be immediately reached for comment on Dhaliwal's status with the agency.

He faces up to six years in prison if convicted, according to the District Attorney's Office.

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