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For Immediate Release

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December 20, 2012 Michael Sharboneau, Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Affairs Officer
Western District of Texas – El Paso Division (915) 534-6779
Task Force Locates and Arrests Dangerous Child Predator

LSFTF LogoEl Paso, TX – Yesterday Raymundo Rodriguez, 52, of El Paso, Texas was arrested by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF). Rodriguez was located in the 8700 block of Old County Rd. in El Paso, Texas. Rodriguez was arrested without incident and charged with a federal violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

On November 7, 1997, Rodriguez was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child in El Paso, Texas. Rodriguez was sentenced to 5 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). As a result of this conviction Rodriguez has a requirement to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life. Upon his release from TDCJ Rodriguez registered as a sex offender with the El Paso Police Department (EPPD). In May 2010 Rodriguez notified the EPPD that he was moving to Juarez, Mexico. In November 2011 Rodriguez was indicted by El Paso County District Attorney’s Office for one count of sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child. The LSFTF began an investigation and developed information that Rodriguez had moved back to the United States several months ago. The investigation culminated in Rodriguez’ arrest yesterday as well as the execution of a search warrant at his residence. Authorities seized over 60 various pornographic items. These items will be inventoried and examined to ensure that there are no additional violations of state or federal law. Rodriguez is currently being held in federal custody pending charges for violation of SORNA. Once Rodriguez goes through the federal criminal proceedings his custody will be transferred to the State of Texas where he will answer for his outstanding state charges. [A photograph of and biographic information for Rodriguez can be obtained at  . Run a search for Raymundo Rodriguez – subject’s main photograph shows long grayish hair and glasses.]

Robert Almonte, the United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, said “the most tragic crimes are those that victimize our children. When criminals like Rodriguez are taken off the street it makes our community safer for everyone.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force: El Paso Police Department, El Paso Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, United States Border Patrol, Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Office of the Inspector General, Texas Department of Public Safety, El Paso District Attorney’s Office and the United States Marshals Service.

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

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