Man wanted on 27 counts of child rape found hiding in Henrico

Posted at 1:36 PM, Nov 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-22 19:46:39-05

HENRICO, Va. --A suspected child rapist wanted in Delaware was arrested in Henrico after three years on the run.

Carlos Gonzalez-Valesquez, 31, was arrested yesterday by U.S. Marshals at a residence in the 100 block of N. Laburnum Ave.

Gonzalez-Valesquez was wanted since February 2014, on a complaint and warrant by Milford Police Department.

In September 2017, Gonzalez-Valesquez was indicted by the Sussex County Superior Court for 27 counts of rape first degree victim under the age of 12, sexual abuse of a child by a person of trust, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Once Gonzalez-Valesquez became a fugitive, in 2014, a request was made to the US Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force.

Several leads were followed, however the fugitive case went cold.  Recent information developed by Milford Police was passed onto the fugitive task force.

Further investigation lead to a possible address in the Richmond, Virginia area.

With the new Virginia information, a request for assistance was sent to the US Marshals’ Capitol Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Investigators established surveillance in the 100 block of N. Laburnum Avenue.

On Nov. 20, investigators observed Gonzalez-Valesquez and arrested him without incident.

Gonzalez-Valesquez initially provided a false name, but eventually admitted his identity.  He was taken to Henrico County Jail to await extradition back to Delaware.

During the course of the investigation it was discovered that at least one individual, Emma Dorly Navarro-Ventura, was aiding and harboring Gonzalez-Valesquez from arrest.

She was charged with two felonies and arrested by Milford Police Department.

The USMS First State Fugitive Task Force is comprised of Federal, State, and Local law enforcement agencies in an effort to locate and apprehend fugitives wanted by or residing in Delaware.

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