Criminal Justice News

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

U.S. Fugitive Found On Mexican Soil

Sexual Predator Facing Aggravated Sexual Assault Charge

Houston, TX – Moises Trujillo, 37, was arrested this evening by members of the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force (GCVOTF) in Houston, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), where it is alleged that Trujillo committed aggravated sexual assault of a child.

In June of this year, members of the USMS Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) initiated an investigation to locate and apprehend Trujillo. Task force officers, through extensive investigative efforts and assistance from BCSO investigators, determined that Trujillo had previously fled from San Antonio to the Republic of Mexico. Task force officers coordinated investigative activities with the USMS in Guadalajara, MX and their Mexican law enforcement counterparts. Members of the Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) and Policia Federal were able to locate and detain Trujillo in La Placita, Michoacan, MX. Trujillo, a United States citizen, was determined by the INM to have no legal status to remain in the country. Trujillo was expelled from the Republic of Mexico and turned over to the custody of the USMS. This evening, Trujillo was formally arrested by members of the GCVOTF in Houston, TX and transported to Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO).

On June 4, 2014, Trujillo was formally indicted by a Grand Jury in Bexar County on allegations of aggravated sexual assault of a child. The victim was under the age of 10. A warrant was issued for Trujillo’s arrest the same day. Trujillo is currently being held in custody at HCSO awaiting extradition to Bexar County.

Robert Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, states, “I’ve worked in law enforcement for many years, but there are some things I will never get used to and this is one of them. When a child is victimized, my heart not only goes out to that child, but also the parents who have to endure the nightmare that child relives every day. We all want to keep our children safe from sexual predators and as a result of this collaborative investigation, hopefully this child can rest a little easier now that Trujillo is behind bars.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:

    New Braunfels Police Department
    San Antonio Police Department
    San Antonio Independent School District Police Department
    Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
    Comal County Sheriff’s Office
    Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office
    Bexar County District Attorney’s Office
    Texas Office of The Attorney General
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Office of the Inspector General
    Immigration & Customs Enforcement – Office of Detention & Removal
    U.S. Marshals Service

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