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For Immediate Release

Contact:
January 15, 2012 Senior Inspector Nolan Sasaki
District of Hawaii (808) 620-1366
Sex Offender Fugitive from Texas Arrested in
Hawaii by U.S. Marshals Task Force

Mililani, HI – On January 13, 2012 in the late evening hours, members of the U.S. Marshals Service Adam Walsh Task Force arrested wanted fugitive Rodolfo “Rudy” Sanchez, age 41 of San Antonio, Texas, at a residence in Mililani. Sanchez was wanted by the law enforcement out of Harris County, Texas pursuant to two felony arrest warrants. On July 22, 2009, Sanchez was indicted by a Harris County grand jury on two counts of Indecency with a Child. Sanchez eventually fled Texas and has been a fugitive on the run for over two years.

In coordination with the Hawaii State Sheriff’s Office, task force members conducted surveillance and tracked Sanchez to a residence on Oahu. At approximately 7:35 pm, U.S. Marshals and Hawaii State Sheriff’s Deputies approached a residence on Waikalani Drive in Mililani and arrested Sanchez without incident. Sanchez was transported and booked into the Honolulu Police Department’s Central Receiving Desk and is being held on two $30,000 bonds. Sanchez will remain in custody pending an extradition hearing back to Texas.

The U.S. Marshals Service Adam Walsh Task Force was named after the late Adam Walsh, son of America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh whose son was abducted and murdered. To ensure the safety of children across the country, the U.S.

Marshals Service implemented an aggressive enforcement strategy against fugitives and/or unregistered sex offenders. Since the program’s inception in 2006, U.S. Marshals have apprehended more than 20,000 fugitives wanted for sexual assaults, sex offender registration violations and other sex crimes.

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

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