Man featured on KSAT's Takedown Day arrested in Illinois

Jesse Gallegos arrested for sexual assault of a child


SAN ANTONIO – Thanks to a KSAT viewer, a man featured on Crime Fighters Takedown Day was arrested Thursday in Illinois.

Jesse Gallegos was wanted for sexual assault of a child.

In August, an anonymous caller told police Gallegos was living in Illinois.

With no other leads to go on, police took to social media and succeeded in finding Gallegos’ Facebook page.

The San Antonio Police Department joined forces with Illinois police and Gallegos was arrested at a train stop without incident.

Gallegos will be extradited to Bexar County in the next few days.

Information on other criminals featured on Takedown Day can be found here.