SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 1, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — U.S. Marshals have arrested a man from El Salvador who is wanted on child sexual abuse charges in Ogden.
A news release from the U.S. Department of Justice said the United States Marshals Service Violent Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team arrested fugitive Elmer Geovanny Castro July 30.
“The arrest was based on a warrant issued on July 25, in the 2nd District Court in Ogden for the charges of sodomy of a child and sexual abuse of a child,” the news release said. “Castro is also in the United States illegally and was wanted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement after failing to appear before an immigration judge.”
He was ordered deported in August 2010 but remained in the United States and on the run until his arrest.
“Beginning in 2008, Castro is alleged to have sexually abused a female child in Ogden when the girl was just 5 years old,” the news release said. “The sexual abuse is alleged to have continued over a seven year period until 2015. The child was a family friend of Castro and had regular contact with the accused.”
The USMS entered into the investigation on July 25 after the Ogden Police Department Special Investigations Unit requested assistance to help locate Castro.
USMS deputies tracked Castro to an address on north Washington Boulevard in Ogden. Deputies executed the warrant and arrested Castro without incident, the news release said. Castro was booked into Weber County Jail and is awaiting a hearing. ICE will remove Castro from the United States upon disposition of his current criminal case.
“Our mission is to catch the bad guys, the most violent among us… but I can tell you when we are able to get a child predator off the streets, and those who hurt and abuse our children, those arrests are the most satisfying,” said United States Marshal Matthew D. Harris.