Taos, NM - On May 11, 2011 Marshals Service
Deputies and the Taos Police Department arrested Brad A. DeJesus. On 6/21/2005,
in the U.S. District Court of New Mexico, DeJesus pled guilty to Sexual Abuse of
a Minor (Crime on Indian Country) after having sexual intercourse with a 13 year
old girl, and was sentenced to serve 2 years probation.
DeJesus was arrested at his girlfriends' residence located on the Taos Pueblo by
members of the South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Task Force.
DeJesus was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service for Failure to Update Sex
Offender Registration in violation of what is commonly known as the Adam Walsh
Act, and was a featured fugitive in the Marshals Services’ New Mexico’s Most
DeJesus has been out of compliance with his sex offender registration for almost
a year. The case was referred to the USMS by a private attorney from the
Jicarilla Apache Reservation, the attorney informed the USMS that DeJesus was a
federal convicted sex offender and was not residing at his registered address,
located on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation. Investigations revealed that
DeJesus last registered on 2/15/2011, and that his registered address was
located on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation. Further investigation and
coordination with both the Jicarilla Apache and Taos Pueblo Police Departments,
revealed that DeJesus had been living on the Taos Pueblo since 6/5/2010.
DeJesus failed to update his registration with both the Rio Arriba County
Sheriff’s Office and the Taos County Sheriff’s Office, which is a violation of
the Adam Walsh Act.
United States Marshal for the District of New Mexico Conrad Candelaria said
“this latest arrest of a New Mexico’s Most Wanted fugitive is another example of
the effective and cohesive partnerships that have been forged by a common
mission of federal, local, county and tribal law enforcement agencies working
together to arrest sexual predators that are harmful to all of our citizens”.
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