Sexual assault suspect apprehended

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On March 4, 2015, Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office took a report of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child that occurred in the 6000 block of Brian Street, Pearland, TX 77584. The victim was a 9 year old female, who reported that she had been continually sexually assaulted for a period of two years, since she was 7 years of age. The Brazoria County Grand Jury heard the case, and issued an indictment for the above listed charge.

At some point during the investigation, Mejia began a 2,000 mile flight from justice. Carlos Alberto Mejia is not a US citizen and is a citizen of Columbia. At the time of his alleged crime he was married to U.S. citizen and is also a resident alien card holder.

It was with a cooperative effort which include the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office, Brazoria County District Attorney’s Office, HIS Galveston, US Marshals Service Galveston Office, HIS Attache’ Bogota Office in cooperation with Columbian National Police that Mejia now faces prosecution. A lengthy two year investigation located Mejia in Columbia resulting in his arrest and transport back to Texas. A contributing factor in the investigation is reward money being earmarked for Mejia’s arrest by the Brazoria County Crime Stoppers. Persons involved with the capture and subsequent return of Carlos Alberto Mejia were, Luis Sierra, HIS Attache’, Bogota, Colombia; Charles J McClain, Supervisory Special Agent, HSI Alpine, Texas (Formerly Deputy Attache’ Bogota, Columbia); Jairo Vargas, Foreign Service National Investigator, HSI Attache’ Bogota, Columbia Office; Columbian National Police; Joshua Nesbitt, Trial Attorney, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice; Trey Picard, Assistant District Attorney, Brazoria County District Attorney’s Office; Criminal Investigator Paige Newsom, Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office; Eitron Lewis, Deputy U.S. Marshal, Galveston Office; Santiago Luna, Jr., SA, HSI Galveston.

On 11-18-16 the suspect was transported to the United States. Brazoria County 239th Judicial District Court Judge Patrick Sebesta set the suspects bond at $500,000.00 and the suspect is currently being held at the Brazoria County Jail pending trial.

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