Sunday, March 27, 2011

Suspect in 9-year-old’s rape arrested in Mexico
(Hamilton, Ohio - March 23, 2011)

Alfredo Lopez Cruz
Alfredo Lopez Cruz

HAMILTON — It could be as long as a year before Alfredo Lopez Cruz is brought back to the United States to face trial for allegedly kidnapping and raping a 9-year-old Hamilton girl, Butler County Sheriff’s officials said today, March 23.

Sheriff Richard K. Jones said it could be 6 to 8 months before Cruz, who is being detained in Mexico City, is extradicted to the U.S. But if Cruz, 28, fights extradition, it could take a year or longer, Jones said.

Butler County’s most wanted suspect was apprehended in Mexico on March 18 after evading authorities for more than five years, according to sheriff’s officials.

Jones said Cruz’s identity has been proven. The man — wanted for the kidnapping and rape of a 9-year-old Hamilton girl on Father’s Day 2005 — faces a five-count indictment on rape and kidnapping charges...[Full Article]