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For Immediate Release

March 19, 2012 DUSM Ben Segotta, District of New Mexico (505) 462-2330
Alleged Child Predator Arrested

Las Cruces, NM - The United States Marshal Service in New Mexico arrested Oscar Oropeza, Monday March 19, 2012 on an outstanding warrant charging him with Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor Under 13 in the first degree and Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor in the third degree.

Oropeza (32) has been arrested twice for DWI and was arrested at his home in Las Cruces without incident by Deputy United States Marshals and Task Force Officers with the Marshals Service Southwest Fugitive Investigative Team (SWIFT) Task Force. Oropeza was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center pending criminal proceedings.

United States Marshal Conrad E. Candelaria commented "the Marshals Service for the District of New Mexico is committed to pursuing all violent fugitives but rising to the top of the list are those that must be held accountable for the unconscionable acts by predators that committed sexual violence against children; the most precious segment of any community are children and the Marshals Service will ensure justice is served against sexual predators so that or families and children can live, and play without fear."

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