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Sex offender drove through barbed wire fence to U.S. with children

U-S Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirm that Benjamin Martin Moore, as well as the children's mother, remain in custody.
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Benjamin Moore is the suspect in a case of children being taken across the U.S. border that prompted an amber alert.

TURNER, Mon. — The United States Border Patrol says a convicted Canadian sex offender drove through a barbed wire fence to cross the international border with two children and their mother. 

The border patrol says agents found a cut fence near the Turner Port of Entry between Saskatchewan and Montana.

RCMP in Saskatchewan issued an Amber Alert for the boy and girl on Monday and it was extended into South Dakota on Tuesday. 

Benjamin Martin Moore, who is 50, was taken into custody in South Dakota soon after.

The seven-year-old girl and eight-year-old boy, as well as their mother, were with Moore. 

U-S Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirm that Moore, as well as the mother, remain in custody.