Fugitives Wanted in San Mateo County Apprehended and Returned to the Redwood City Police Department for Prosecution
|FBI San Francisco December 17, 2012|
SAN FRANCISCO—Fugitives wanted in separate cases were apprehended and returned to the United States December 12, announced FBI San Francisco Acting Special Agent in Charge Joel Moss.
Based on investigations initiated by the Redwood City Police Department, the following individuals were arrested in two different countries after being charged in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution (UFAP):
Antioco Camacho-Rodriguez, 40, was arrested in Mexico after being charged with a total of 23 counts of substantial lewd and lascivious act with a child and continued sexual abuse of a child by the Superior Court of San Mateo County. When detectives with the Redwood City Police Department determined Camacho-Rodriguez had fled the jurisdiction, a federal arrest warrant was issued in April 2011 in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California.
Manuel Jacinto, 39, was arrested in Guatemala after being charged with a total of five counts involving lewd or lascivious acts involving a child among other charges by the Superior Court of San Mateo County. A federal arrest warrant was issued in April 2008 in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California after Redwood City Police Department detectives concluded Jacinto had fled the jurisdiction.
The charge of UFAP is based on evidence indicating a suspect charged with a crime(s) by the state has fled the jurisdiction; in these cases, the state of California.
The investigations into the alleged activities of Camacho-Rodriguez and Jacinto are the result of a joint effort by the following agencies:
- Camacho-Rodriguez: Redwood City Police Department; San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office; FBI San Francisco; FBI Legal Attaché Mexico City; U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Francisco; and considerable assistance provided by Mexico’s Policia Ministerial Federal.
- Jacinto: Redwood City Police Department; San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office; FBI San Francisco; Legal Attaché San Salvador, Guatemala Transnational Anti-Gang Task Force; U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Francisco; and considerable assistance provided by the Guatemalan National Police.
Both Camacho-Rodriguez and Jacinto were escorted to the U.S. by FBI special agents without incident.
It is anticipated the federal government will dismiss the UFAP warrants for Camacho-Rodriguez and Jacinto and that they will be prosecuted by the District Attorney in San Mateo County.
The FBI continues to work with local law enforcement partners to apprehend violent criminals charged with state crimes who then flee their jurisdiction interstate or internationally. Photos and descriptions of many fugitives wanted by the FBI can be found at www.fbi.gov.
Members of the media should call:
- FBI San Francisco—Public Affairs Specialist Peter Lee at 415-553-7450
- Redwood City Police Department—Lieutenant Sean Hart at 650-780-7681