Thursday, October 22, 2015

Bexar County Sexual Predator Arrested

Suspect Facing Multiple Charges Captured

San Antonio, TX - Arnold Quintero, 22, was arrested this afternoon by members of the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF), in San Antonio, TX. Multiple arrest warrants were issued pursuant to an investigation by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), where it is alleged that Quintero committed aggravated sexual assault of a child, injury to a child, and evading arrest.

On August 14, 2015, LSFTF officers initiated an investigation in locating and apprehending Quintero. This afternoon, through investigative efforts and extensive surveillance, it was determined that Quintero was hiding out in an apartment located in the 18000 block of Babcock Road. Task force officers entered the apartment, identified themselves, made contact with Quintero, and took him into custody without incident.

On August 10, 2015, warrants were issued for Quintero’s arrest following a report that was filed with the BCSO. The report alleged that Quintero held a female child against her will in a secluded location and sexually assaulted her multiple times while also beating her. The victim was under 16 years of age.

Quintero is currently being held in custody at the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “My sincere thanks goes to our task force officers for working diligently in handling this case. This was truly a violent and despicable crime committed against this young girl. My heart and prayers go out to her and her family for a speedy recovery.”

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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