Julio E. Gonzalez-Cintron and Deborah Torres-Rosario Arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping
|FBI San Juan May 21, 2013|
SAN JUAN—On May 21, 2013, the FBI executed two federal arrest warrants issued by the District of Massachusetts for Julio E. Gonzalez-Cintrón and Deborah Torres-Rosario. The two individuals were located and arrested in Parcelas Aguilita, Calle del Rio, Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico.
The superseding indictment states that on January 30, 2012, Gonzalez-Cintrón and Torres-Rosario were involved in a kidnapping in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. The male victim was kidnapped at gun point in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, and driven to Lawrence, Massachusetts, where he was duct taped and held for several days while the kidnappers negotiated with the victim’s family for the ransom demand. The victim was released after the ransom was paid. The same day the victim was recovered, two individuals were arrested. Days later, a third suspect was arrested.
If convicted, the defendants face up to any term of years or for life of imprisonment for conspiracy to commit kidnapping.
This case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office of Massachusetts and is being investigated by the FBI, Boston Division.
The public is reminded that a superseding indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty. The U.S. government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.