Albuquerque, NM - The United States
Marshals Service in New Mexico arrested Gino Molina in Northwest
Albuquerque, NM yesterday. Molina was wanted on charges of failure to
register as a sex offender in Cibola County.
Molina was convicted of criminal sexual penetration in 1997. Molina has been
wanted since September of 2013, and the United States Marshals Service
received began investigating Molina’s whereabouts in late January of 2014.
Molina quickly began the Marshals Service’s top priority. Investigators were
able to establish information Molina was hiding in Albuquerque, and on
February 13, 2014 members of the United States Marshals Service Southwest
Investigative team (SWIFT) task force spotted Molina near Central Avenue in
Northwest Albuquerque and were able to arrest Molina Without incident.
All sex offender investigations in the District of New Mexico are
facilitated by the Districts Sex Offender Investigations Coordinator (SOIC).
The Sex Offender Investigations Coordinator (SOIC) is the Point of Contact (POC)
for non-compliant sex offender related issues within the District. The SOIC
works closely with local, state, tribal and territorial authorities in the
location and apprehension of non-compliant sex offenders. The SOIC
investigates violations of 18 U.S.C 2250 (Failure to Register) and assists
with identification of sex offenders relocated as a result of a major
disaster. The SOIC responds to requests for assistance from the National
Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
United States Marshal Conrad E. Candelaria said “The Marshals Service for
the District of New Mexico and its Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team
(SWIFT) task force is successful because of the many partners that define
the law enforcement community in New Mexico. A common theme that leads to
the successful apprehension of dangerous and violent fugitives is due to the
effective partnerships which emphasizes effective intelligence gathering and
sharing, which is evident in this latest arrest”.
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