Presidio port officers arrest Presidio man with Marfa ties wanted on sexual abuse of a minor

PRESIDIO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry last week arrested a Presidio man with Marfa ties wanted for alleged sexual abuse of a child, according to an agency news release. The arrest warrant originated from the Marfa Police Department with a bond set at $150,000.

The arrest was made when 46-year-old U.S. citizen David Wayne Kane of Presidio attempted to make entry from Mexico at the Presidio Port of Entry in one of the vehicular primary lanes.

CBP officers received a positive NCIC outstanding warrant alert on the man when he was queried while making entry from Mexico. He was immediately taken into custody and the warrant confirmed and turned over to the Presidio Police Department. Kane was later turned over to Marfa police.

Kane is charged with a first-degree felony of continuous sexual abuse of a young child or children, according to the affidavit of probable cause for arrest.

Kane is alleged to have molested several family members, according to a Texas Department of Family and Protective Services report that is incorporated into the criminal complaint.

A child interviewed by the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Big Bend on February 21 with police Chief Steve Marquez and Lt. Carrillo present indicated that Kane had molested the youngster.

“Drug smugglers and criminals will routinely try to mingle with legal travelers using the port,” said Michael Neipert, CBP Presidio Port Director. “The vigilance of CBP officers working at the Presidio port of entry identified and removed an alleged criminal from the streets of America.”