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For Immediate Release

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August 15, 2013 Scott Williams, Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Information Officer
Western District of Texas – El Paso Division (915) 534-6779
Texas Top 10 Sex Offender Detained in Mexico
“Transferred to U.S. Custody at Port of Entry”

LSFTF LogoEl Paso, TX– Carlos Eduardo Rios, 22, of El Paso, was detained by Mexican authorities last night in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The United States Marshals Service previously developed information that Rios did not have status to remain in Mexico. Rios was transferred to the custody of the United States Marshals Service at the International Port of Entry in El Paso early this morning.

In July, 2011, Rios was arrested for Sexual Assault of a Child for an incident involving two juvenile females. Rios was subsequently convicted and received a sentence of five years’ probation. He was required to report to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office to register as a sex offender, but failed to do so. In December, 2012, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office issued a warrant for Rios’ arrest. In January, 2013, the El Paso County DA's Office issued two additional warrants for his arrest for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration.

The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, in conjunction with the Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, initiated an investigation and determined that Rios had recently fled from El Paso to Ciudad Juarez, MX. Members of the Task Force, through investigative efforts, determined that Rios was hiding out in Ciudad Juarez, MX with family members. The Task Force subsequently contacted Mexican authorities for assistance in locating and apprehending Rios. Mexican authorities were able to locate and apprehend Rios in Colonia Alameda.

Due to Rios’ previous conviction, the Texas Department of Public Safety added Rios to the Texas Top 10 most wanted sex offender list.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, states, “The collaborative effort by all agencies involved was instrumental in taking this predator off of the streets. I want to thank everyone involved, including our Mexican law enforcement partners, for their outstanding work.”

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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