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For Immediate Release

May 11, 2011 DUSM Ben Segotta, District of New Mexico (505) 462-2330
Child Predator Arrested

Taos, NM - On May 11, 2011 Marshals Service Deputies and the Taos Police Department arrested Brad A. DeJesus. On 6/21/2005, in the U.S. District Court of New Mexico, DeJesus pled guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor (Crime on Indian Country) after having sexual intercourse with a 13 year old girl, and was sentenced to serve 2 years probation. 

DeJesus was arrested at his girlfriends' residence located on the Taos Pueblo by members of the South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Task Force. DeJesus was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service for Failure to Update Sex Offender Registration in violation of what is commonly known as the Adam Walsh Act, and was a featured fugitive in the Marshals Services’ New Mexico’s Most Wanted Program.

DeJesus has been out of compliance with his sex offender registration for almost a year.  The case was referred to the USMS by a private attorney from the Jicarilla Apache Reservation, the attorney informed the USMS that DeJesus was a federal convicted sex offender and was not residing at his registered address, located on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation.  Investigations revealed that DeJesus last registered on 2/15/2011, and that his registered address was located on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation.  Further investigation and coordination with both the Jicarilla Apache and Taos Pueblo Police Departments, revealed that DeJesus had been living on the Taos Pueblo since 6/5/2010.  DeJesus failed to update his registration with both the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office and the Taos County Sheriff’s Office, which is a violation of the Adam Walsh Act. 

United States Marshal for the District of New Mexico Conrad Candelaria said “this latest arrest of a New Mexico’s Most Wanted fugitive is another example of the effective and cohesive partnerships that have been forged by a common mission of federal, local, county and tribal law enforcement agencies working together to arrest sexual predators that are harmful to all of our citizens”.

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