Fugitive Sex Offender Turned Over To ICE After Arrest In Macomb County

WWJ News
August 11, 2020 - 9:41 am
Moushtaq Korkees,

Moushtaq Korkees, (Photo: Michigan Sex Offender Registry)


(WWJ) A convicted sex offender from Iraq, who was on the run for seven years, is now behind bars. 

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Detroit Station arrested Moushtaq Korkees, an Iraqi citizen, who is a convicted sex offender over the weekend, according to authorities. 

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Agents responded to a call from Macomb County Sheriff’s deputy to assist in identifying then man after he was involved in "an altercation" at a marina in Harrison Township.

The subject, identified by agents as Korkees, 44, was transported back to the Detroit Border Patrol Station for further processing.

The fed say record checks revealed that Korkees was convicted in 1997 of felony criminal sexual conduct, and in 2009 and 2010 for failure to register as a sex offender. He had been admitted to the U.S. on an Immigrant Visa in 1994, and was ordered removed from the country in 1997 subsequent to his conviction.

He was placed on an Order of Supervision by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) while the agency attempted to procure travel documents for his return to Iraq. He then violated the parameters of several orders and has been an absconder from ICE since 2013, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

“This collaboration between Border Patrol and the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office resulted in a predator being removed from the community,” said Detroit Station Patrol Agent in Charge David York, in a news release. “The goal of our work with law enforcement partners is making our communities a safer place to live.”

Korkees was processed and turned over to the custody of the ICE Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) for removal to Iraq.