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For Immediate Release

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February 07, 2013 SDUSM Hector Gomez, Western District of Texas (512) 916-5380
Cyber Crimes Fugitive Detained, Deported from Panama
Charged with Solicitation of a Minor

LSFTF LogoAustin, TX – Boris Augusto Alvarado, 39, whose last known address in 2005 was in Austin was arrested this morning by the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force upon his arrival into the Miami International Airport.

Alvarado was detained at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama pursuant to an advisory in Central and South America. Alvarado was the subject of a fugitive investigation undertaken by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in 2005 when Alvarado failed to maintain his sex offender registration as required by the terms of his probation. Consequently, as an absconder, warrants were issued in Bastrop and Travis County seeking Alvarado’s arrest.

Shortly after Alvarado fled the Austin area in 2005, interviews conducted with family members in the New York City area indicated Alvarado fled to Mexico and had not been heard from by the family.

In December of 2012, critical information provided from the Texas Attorney General’s Office in Austin indicated Alvarado was presently residing in Quito, Ecuador. Information developed by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force further revealed Alvarado was a musician who played throughout Central and South America. Lookouts were placed throughout those respective countries.

Early this morning, Alvarado was detained by Panamanian authorities as he was transiting from Ecuador to Brazil. Alvarado was denied entry and subsequently deported to the United States as a result of his wanted status.

Alvarado was the subject of a Cyber Crimes investigation in 2003 after he used an Internet chat room to solicit a person he thought was a 14-year old girl for sex. In addition to a jail term, Alvarado was further assessed a sentence of 10 years’ probation.

Alvarado will remain in the Pretrial Detention Center in Miami pending his extradition to Bastrop County.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas states, “The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force will continue to focus our collective investigative efforts at rooting out sexual predators and enlist the assistance of our international partners in order for these fugitives to account for their actions.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Austin –

  • Austin Police Department-Criminal Apprehension Team
  • Travis County Sheriff’s Office
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice OIG
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Attorney General’s Office
  • Buda Police Department
  • Cedar Park Police Department
  • Kyle Police Department
  • San Marcos Police Department
  • Williamson, Caldwell, Hays and Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office
  • Williamson County DA’s Office, Constable’s Office
  • U.S. Marshals Service

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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