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For Immediate Release

May 25, 2011 DUSM Ben Segotta, District of New Mexico (505) 462-2330
Sex Offender Arrested

Las Cruces, NM - Hector Rolando Rueda was arrested on May 23, 2011 in Las Cruces for an outstanding warrant on an indictment charging him with 2 counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration of a minor under 13 in the First Degree and 4 counts of Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor under 13 in the Third Degree.

Rueda allegedly sexually assaulted the victim on multiple occasions that spanned over a nine year period. The first occurrence took place when the victim was 6 years old. Investigators with the Dona Ana Sheriff’s Office were unable to locate Rueda for an interview and subsequently, an arrest warrant was issued and the help of the United States Marshals Service was requested. Rueda has been on the run avoiding law enforcement since March of this year. On May 23, 2011 Rueda Marshal Service Deputies and Investigators from the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s office developed information that lead them to a location in Las Cruces where Rueda was seen. Rueda was arrested and booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center pending his court appearance. U.S. Marshal for the District of New Mexico Conrad Candelaria said "The New Mexico Most Wanted program is in place for this very reason and that is for all law enforcement agencies to work together to remove serious criminals from our communities because our children should not have to live in fear"

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