Criminal Justice News

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Virginia Fugitive Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Vermont

Burlington, VT - The U.S. Marshals Service Vermont Violent Offender Task Force (VVOTF) arrested a Virginia fugitive who was wanted for a multitude of sexual crimes against a child.

Walter Montenegro, 38, of Burlington, Vermont was arrested in the evening hours on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Burlington when located by Deputy U.S. Marshals and Vermont State Police. Montenegro has been on the run since the end of March, 2013 and his whereabouts were unknown. Four felony warrants for Montenegro were issued at the end of March, 2013 by the Prince William County Police Department in Virginia, charging him with: Indecent liberties with a child; Use of a communication system to solicit a child under 15; Solicitation of a child under 15 to perform child pornography and possession of child pornography with intent to distribute.

The U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Task Force contacted the VVOTF in late March and asked for assistance in locating and apprehending Montenegro.

Montenegro was held on a $50,000 bail last night and lodged at the Chittenden County Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington, VT. He is expected to go before a Vermont Superior Court judge in Chittenden County today as a Fugitive from Justice.

Montenegro’s arrest was a result of a culmination of investigative efforts by the U.S. Marshals VVOTF, the Vermont State Police and the U.S. Marshal Service, Capital Area Regional Task Force in Virginia.

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