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For Immediate Release

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October 20, 2011 DUSM Ben Segotta, District of New Mexico
(505) 462-2330
Alleged Child Predator Added to New Mexicoís Most Wanted

Las Cruces, NM - The United States Marshal Service in New Mexico added Javier Mendez to their list of Most Wanted Sexual Offenders. Itís alleged that Mendez, a naturalized U.S. citizen, forced a 14 year old girl to have sexual intercourse with him approximately 2-3 times a week for almost a year beginning in July of 2010. Investigators believe that Mendez would assault the girl and threatened to have her deported to Mexico if she reported the incidents. Mendezís criminal history includes 5 assault charges and convictions, 1 charge of driving under the influence, 1charge for violation of a protection order and a probation revocation for assault.

Mendez is wanted by investigators with the Las Cruces Police Department and is actively avoiding apprehension. Investigators with Las Cruces police Department and the Marshals Service believe Mendez is still in the Dona Ana County area.

If you receive any information regarding the above named individual,
please contact the United States Marshals Service for the District of New Mexico at (505) 346-6400/Albuquerque or (575) 527-6850/Las Cruces.

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

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