Chicago's Most Wanted: Rodrigo Ortega

Chicago's Most Wanted: Rodrigo Ortega

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Rodrigo Ortega is wanted for crimes police say he committed nearly three years ago. He took off before trial.

This investigation started in October 2010 when the victim, who was approximately 8 years old at the time, reported to authorities that Rodrigo Ortega sexually assaulted her on numerous occasions. Chicago Police arrested Ortega, charging him with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. But while he was out on bond awaiting trial he failed to make a scheduled court appearance and a state warrant was issued for his arrest in November 2010. Chicago Police and the Cook County Sheriff's Department led the initial hunt for Ortega, but their investigation led them to believe that Ortega left the state.

In December 2012, agents interviewed Ortega's common law wife, who is the mother of the child. She indicated that she had not seen him since his arrest, but she believed that he may have fled to Texas, and specifically the Fort Worth area, where his brother lives.

An investigation revealed that indeed Ortega may have fled there, and so in January 2013 agents obtained a federal warrant charging Ortega with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

There is a reward offered for information that leads to the arrest of Ortega. He is charged with being a child sexual predator, which means he poses a danger to other children with whom he may have contact, and we would really like to get him off the streets.

Here is the FBI's description of Rodrigo Ortega.

He is a white male Hispanic, 63 years old.

He's about six feet tall and weighs about 225 pounds.

He has short grey hair on the sides of his head and is bald on top.

He is considered a danger to the community, if you have any information about where he is, please contact the FBI or local police.

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