Arizona man arrested in Mexico on child sex charges
PHOENIX– An Arizona man was arrested in Mexico and deported to the United States on child sex charges, authorities said Wednesday.
Justin Way, 39, was arrested Monday in Puerto Peñasco on four counts of sexual conduct with a minor.
Way, from Marana, forced a 13-year-old into a sexual relationship with him for over a year and threatened physical violence if anyone was alerted of the relationship, according to a press release from the U.S. Marshals Service.
Way was apprehended after the Tucson Police Department received a tip that the suspect fled to Mexico after a warrant for his arrest was issued in February 2017.
U.S Marshals Service Deputies worked with Mexican authorities to locate Way at a residence in Puerto Peñasco.
“I would like to thank our law enforcement partners in the Republic of Mexico for working closely with us in the arrest and immediate deportation of this sexual predator,” United States Marshal David Gonzales said in a press release.
Way was deported to the United States on Tuesday, where he was booked into Pima County Adult Detention Center and he is awaiting additional court proceedings to begin.