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For Immediate Release

Contact:
September 04, 2013 Chris Bozeman, Lone Star Fugitive Task Force
Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Information Officer (PIO)
Western District of Texas – San Antonio (210) 657-8500
Sexual Predator Put Where He Belongs
Fugitive To Face Sexual Assault Charges

LSFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX – Javier Nino, 29, was arrested today by the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force Cold Case Squad (LSFTF CCS) in San Antonio. An arrest warrant was issued for Nino pursuant to an investigation by the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD), on 2 counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and 1 count of indecency with a child through sexual contact.

In July of this year, the LSFTF CCS was contacted by the SAPD for assistance in locating and apprehending Nino. This afternoon, task force officers, through investigative efforts, determined that Nino was hiding out in an apartment located in the 2000 block of Bandera Road. While conducting surveillance, task force officers observed Nino leaving the residence in a vehicle at a high rate of speed. Task force officers pursued the vehicle, but at safe distance, because Nino was driving erratically. Task force officers pursued the vehicle to the outskirts of Floresville, TX and later deemed it safe to make contact with Nino. Task force officers made contact with Nino, identified themselves, removed Nino from the vehicle, and took him into custody without incident.

On April 20, 2012, Nino was formally indicted by a Grand Jury in Bexar County on allegations of sexually assaulting 3 different children, all under the age of 11 years old. A warrant for Nino’s arrest was issued the same day. Reports stated that Nino allegedly sexually assaulted each child on different occasions, dating back to 2007. Nino is currently being held in custody at the Bexar County Jail.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “After reading the reports of the pain, suffering, and agony these children were forced to endure, I’m about speechless. This cruel and indecent behavior inflicted on our children has to stop. Sexual predators…we will hunt you, we will find you, we will arrest you, and we will put you behind bars where you belong.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:

  • New Braunfels Police Department
  • San Antonio Police Department
  • San Antonio Independent School District Police Department
  • Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
  • Comal County Sheriff’s Office
  • Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office
  • Bexar County District Attorney’s Office
  • Texas Office of The Attorney General
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Office of the Inspector General
  • U.S. Marshals Service

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

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