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For Immediate Release

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August 10, 2011 SDUSM Hector Gomez, Western District of Texas
(512) 916-5380
Bastrop Area Child Abuser Suspect Arrested by Fugitive Task Force

LSFTF LogoAustin, TX – Abraham Moya Ortiz, 31, whose last known address was in the Del Valle area, was arrested this morning by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force near the intersection of Tinnin Ford Rd., and Riverside without incident. Ortiz was sought by Bastrop County authorities last month for his alleged involvement with the continuous sexual abuse of a child, a first degree felony in Texas. Ortiz fled the area several weeks ago after he may have been aware of the pending charges that were likely to be filed against him.

Task Forces officers picked up his trail recently and were alerted to Ortiz’s presence in Austin yesterday afternoon after interviews in the nearby area confirmed Ortiz was loitering in the vicinity seeking day labor. Early this morning, task force officers established surveillance in the vicinity of several areas where individuals seek day labor.

Ortiz was transported to the Bastrop County Detention Center with bond set at $500,000.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas states, “The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force is committed to locating fugitives who prey upon our children and we will not stop at anything in our effort to make our communities safer.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Austin -

  • Austin Police Department-Intelligence Unit
  • Travis County Sheriff’s Office
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice OIG
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Williamson, Caldwell, Hays and Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office
  • Williamson County DA’s Office
  • Texas Rangers
  • U.S. Marshals Service

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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