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For Immediate Release

August 19, 2011

DUSM Ben Segotta,

District of New Mexico

(505) 462-2330 (desk)

New Mexico Most Wanted Sex Offender Arrested in Denver

Albuquerque, NM- On 8/18/2011, Raymond Vigil was arrested in Denver Colorado by the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Location Apprehension Group Task Force.  Investigators believe Vigil had been living in the Denver, CO area since he had absconded 1 ½ years ago. Federal charges under the Adam Walsh act for fail to register as a sex offender are pending from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Colorado.


On 12/7/2009, a warrant was issued for Raymond Vigil, by the Sandoval County Sheriff's Office in New Mexico, for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Vigil was convicted on 5/29/2002, of 2 Counts of 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor. Vigil’s convictions came after he sexually assaulted a 12 year old and 9 year old girl. After the 12 year old victim reported the assault to her family, another victim admitted that Vigil had sexually assaulted her 6 years prior when she was 9 years old. These allegations were reported to law enforcement and Vigil plead guilty to the two counts of Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor. Vigil was sentenced to serve 3 years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections. Vigil is a Tier III offender and is required to register every 90 days for life. Vigil last registered with the Sandoval County Sheriff's Office on 9/1/2009, and has been an absconder until he was arrested on 08/18/2011.


Vigil’s arrest was the result of interstate cooperation between the United States Marshals Service South West Fugitive Investigative Team (SWIFT) Task Force in New Mexico and the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Location Apprehension Group (FLAG) Task Force in Colorado. United States Marshal Conrad Candelaria said “ The Marshals Service for the District of New Mexico and the District of Colorado joined forces to pursue this dangerous sexual fugitive and did not yield in their investigative efforts until the New Mexico’s Most Wanted fugitive was apprehended; our communities and our children are safer because this dangerous fugitive is behind bars.  The Marshals Service, regardless of the District is fortunate to have partnerships with local, county, state, federal and tribal law enforcement agencies, all working with a unified goal to pursue and apprehend dangerous criminals”.     


The concept of all USMS-led fugitive task forces is to seek out and arrest the nation’s most dangerous offenders.  Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at





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