Man arrested in Texas for 2002 Wisconsin assault
- Associated Press
- March 1, 2014 - 3:00 PM
MADISON, Wis. — A man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl 12 years ago in the Town of Madison has been arrested in Texas.
Manual Camposeco, 40, is being held in the Travis County Jail awaiting extradition to Dane County to face trial, according to the Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1ocHAFC ).
"A sexual assault victim may finally see her day in court, 12 years after the crime was committed," Town of Madison Police Chief Scott Gregory said in a news release.
According to police, on April 9, 2002, a 13-year-old girl told police Camposeco sexually assaulted her. He was arrested and charged but the girl didn't show up for court, according to police. The charges were dismissed without prejudice, meaning the case could be reopened later.
But on April 16, 2013, the girl contacted Town of Madison police, saying back in 2002 she had been put on a bus going to Mexico alone, so she couldn't testify against Camposeco.
The case was reopened and Camposeco was arrested on Oct. 7, 2013, on charges of repeated sexual assault of a child. Two weeks later, he posted bail, got out of jail, sold his house and never went back to work.
A bench warrant was issued for his arrest in November, and the U.S. Marshal's Office, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Wisconsin, Illinois, Texas and Minnesota, city of Madison police and Maple Bluff police worked the case.
In February, a detective looked into wire transfers and discovered a pattern by cross-referencing data, pointing to Austin, Texas, as a possible location of Camposeco. He was arrested there Wednesday.
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