U.S. Marshals say a 29-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a child was arrested Wednesday in San Antonio.
Authorities said an arrest warrant was issued for Javier Nino, 29, pursuant to an investigation by San Antonio police on two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child through sexual contact.
On April 20, 2012, officials said Nino was formally indicted by a grand jury in Bexar County on allegations of sexually assaulting three different children, all under the age of 11 years old. A warrant for Nino's arrest was issued the same day.
Reports stated that Nino allegedly sexually assaulted each child on different occasions, dating back to 2007.
"After reading the reports of the pain, suffering and agony these children were forced to endure, I'm about speechless. This cruel and indecent behavior inflicted on our children has to stop," said Robert R. Almonte, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas.
In July of this year, the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force Cold Case Squad was contacted by SAPD for help in locating and apprehending Nino.
Task force officers, through investigative efforts, determined Wednesday afternoon that Nino was hiding out in an apartment located in the 2000 block of Bandera Road.
While conducting surveillance, task force officers saw Nino leaving the apartment in a vehicle at a high rate of speed, authorities said.
Task force officers pursued the vehicle, but at safe distance, because U.S. Marshals said Nino was driving erratically. Those officers pursued the vehicle to the outskirts of Floresville, Texas and later deemed it safe to make contact with Nino.
Authorities said the officers made contact with Nino, identified themselves, removed Nino from the vehicle, and took him into custody without incident.
"Sexual predators…we will hunt you, we will find you, we will arrest you and we will put you behind bars where you belong," said Almonte.
Nino is currently being held in custody at the Bexar County Jail.