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Two Local Child Abusers Arrested After Fleeing the Country

One was found in Mexico, and the other in Guatemala.

Two suspects wanted for a total of 28 counts of sexual abuse against children were located outside of the country and returned to Redwood City for prosecution, the Redwood City Police Department (RCPD) announced Friday.

Antioch Camacho-Rodriguez, 40, was arrested in Mexico after being charged with a total of 23 counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child, and continuous sexual abuse of a child, by the Superior Court of San Mateo County.

When detectives with the RCPD determined Camacho-Rodriguez had fled the jurisdiction, a federal arrest warrant was issued in April of 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 with a child by the Superior Court of San Mateo County. A federal arrest warrant was issued in April of 2008 in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California after RCPD detectives concluded Jacinto had fled the jurisdiction. 

Both Camacho-Rodriguez and Jacinto were escorted back to the United States by FBI special agents without incident. Camacho-Rodriguez and Jacinto were turned over to Redwood City police detectives, who booked them into the San Mateo County Jail.

According to the RCPD, law enforcement agencies and officials from both Mexico and Guatemala provided significant assistance in bringing both suspects to justice. 

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