US fugitive arrested in Valencia

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The Mexican fugitive is on the U.S. most wanted list for sexual crimes.

11 April 2008

MADRID - The police arrested on Thursday in Valencia a 73-year-old Mexican fugitive identified as Celestino T. P., who is wanted by US authorities for sexual harassment, sexual assault and allegedly raping a minor in the county of San Bernardino, Southern California.

The Mexican fugitive is on the United States' Most Wanted List.

Charges were brought against T. P., from Jalisco, Mexico, by a 15-year-old in December 1998. The girl alleged that she had been become pregnant after being raped.

T. P. was detained by sheriff officers on the same day that charges were brought against him by the adolescent.

He admitted having sex with the girl but said it was consensual. T. P. jumped bail after not appearing in court in January 1999.

[El Pais / Expatica]

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