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Hunterdon County sex assault suspect captured in Mexico

ALEXANDRIA TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – New Jersey State Police have located Juan Francisco Aguillon, 43, of Mexico, who has been on the most wanted list for allegedly sexually assaulting a juvenile in 2003 and being on the run for nearly two decades.

A warrant for Aguillon’s arrest was issued in 2003 by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office for the aggravated sexual assault of a juvenile in Alexandria Township, state police said.

In 2013, Aguillon was placed on the New Jersey State Police Most Wanted List and remained a fugitive at large, state police said.

In May 2018, detectives with the State Police Fugitive Unit and members of the United States Marshals Task Force, who were continuing the investigation into Aguillon’s whereabouts, discovered that he fled the country, state police said.

Over the next several years, with intelligence obtained through the Real Time Crime Center South and various other resources, detectives tracked him into Mexico and narrowed down the search until they determined he was living in Mexico City, state police said.

Members of the United States Marshals Foreign Field Office arrested Juan Francisco Aguillon in Mexico City on May 7 where he was turned over to Mexican Authorities and is pending extradition back to the United States, state police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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