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For Immediate Release

Contact:
February 04, 2014 Chris Bozeman, Lone Star Fugitive Task Force
Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Information Officer (PIO)
Western District of Texas – San Antonio (210) 657-8500
Lost Thumb Drive Leads To Sexual Predator’s Arrest
Fugitive Captured & Facing Multiple Charges

LSFTF LogoCorpus Christi, TX – Guillermo Couvier Lugo, 51, was arrested today by the United States Marshals Service Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force (GCVOTF) in Corpus Christi, TX. Arrest warrants were issued pursuant to an investigation by the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD), where it is alleged that Lugo committed sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child by contact, and possession of child pornography.

On December 30, 2013, members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) initiated an investigation in the search for Lugo. Subsequent to the investigation, task force officers discovered that Lugo had previously fled from San Antonio, TX to Corpus Christi, TX. Members of the LSFTF then contacted members of the GCVOTF in Corpus Christi, TX for assistance in locating and apprehending Lugo. Through investigative efforts and extensive surveillance, task force officers determined that Lugo was at an apartment located in the 1300 block of Waldron Road in Corpus Christi, TX. Today, task force officers entered the apartment, identified themselves, and made contact with Lugo. Lugo was then taken into custody without incident.

In January of 2013, Lugo called the campus police department at a local university here in San Antonio to request assistance in locating a thumb drive that he had lost. Reports stated that a thumb drive was found by a student and turned in to the campus police department. Officers searched the thumb drive in order to determine ownership and allegedly found multiple pictures and videos depicting child pornography. The thumb drive was then turned over to SAPD. After an extensive investigation conducted by SAPD detectives, a District Court Judge of Bexar County issued a warrant for Lugo’s arrest on March 18, 2013.

Lugo is currently being held in custody at the Nueces County Jail awaiting extradition to Bexar County.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “As these sexual predators continue to exploit and prey on these innocent children, our task force officers will continue to track them down and put an end to their atrocious behavior.”

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
  • Immigration & Customs Enforcement – Office of Detention & Removal
  • U.S. Marshals Service

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

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