Haitian man Arrested Before boarding Plane
Pascal Estime was arrested at Fort Lauderdale International Airport on Saturday for the sexual battery of a mentally handicapped woman in 2004.
Boynton Beach police say Pascal Estime was at the airport, aiming to catch a flight to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.
Estime, 55, was pretending to sleep near Gate F4 in the JetBlue Terminal when U.S. Marshals and the Broward Sheriff’s Office caught up with him.
He was taken the the Boynton Beach Police Headquarters where he allegedly confessed to the crime, according to police.
BBPD says Estime, 55, sexually battered the woman, now age 33, on two occasions and impregnated her.
The pregnancy was terminated and DNA from the fetus was retained as evidence.
Police say the case against Estime went cold for 12 years as his whereabouts were unknown.
In July 2016, a detective adopted the case and tracked Estime to Orlando, where the detective obtained a search warrant for the Estime's DNA.