San Juan, PR - The United States
Marshals Service led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force - Sex
Offender’s Investigations Team, in conjunction with the Puerto Rico Police
Department’s Sex Offenders Division, conducted Operation Radar from Jan.
14th thru Jan 16th. During this sex offender operation, 5 total arrests were
made and over 20 sex offender compliance checks were conducted throughout
Fugitive Juan A. Santiago-Torres was arrested on Tuesday as he was in route
to the San Juan International Airport. This fugitive is wanted out of the
state of Wisconsin on a charge for alleged Obstruction of Justice and
Violations of the state Sex Offender Registry requirements.
Also arrested was Flor Martinez, wanted out
of the state of New York for allegedly failing to register as a Sex Offender
and fugitive Jensen Torres who is wanted out of the state of South Dakota
for allegedly violating the terms and conditions of a court order.
These 3 fugitives are also charged at the federal level for allegedly
failing to register as a Convicted Sex Offender, which is a violation of the
2006, Adam Walsh Child and Safety Protection Act. All three fugitives have
individual prior convictions related to sex offenses with a minor for which
established their requirement to register as convicted sex offenders.
“This is a crucial part of the U.S. Marshals Sex Offender investigations
mission for which we diligently seek and arrest those who choose to travel
to Puerto Rico to elude their requirements to register as convicted sex
offenders,” said Orlando Rivera, U.S. Marshal for the District of Puerto
The U.S. Marshals Service has three key missions under the Adam Walsh Child
Protection and Safety Act of 2006: (1) to assist state, local, tribal and
territorial authorities in the location and apprehension of noncompliant sex
offenders, (2) to investigate violations of the criminal provisions of the
Adam Walsh Act, and (3) to identify and locate displaced sex offenders
resulting from a major disaster. Since January 2009, the USMS has partnered
with law enforcement personnel from more than 3,000 state and local agencies
to coordinate and execute sex offender compliance/enforcement operations
throughout the country.
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