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For Immediate Release

March 15, 2017 Kenneth Daniel, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Mexico (505) 346-6400
U.S. Marshals Service Apprehends Wanted Sex Offender
Albuquerque, NM - The U.S. Marshal Service for the District of New Mexico, Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Task Force, comprised of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, the New Mexico Department of Correction, and the New Mexico State Police, apprehended Joseph Franco.

On 03/01/2017, a State arrest warrant out of the 2nd Judicial District Court of New Mexico was issued for Joseph Franco charging him with failure to appear at arraignment after indictment on 2 Counts Criminal Sexual Penetration of Minor Under 13, 5 Counts of Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor Under 13, and 3 Counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. SWIFT located and attempted to apprehend Franco on March 15 while committing full resources towards his arrest.

The United States Marshals Service would like to thank the public for assisting law enforcement’s efforts in making this great city a safer place to live, work and play.

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