Child-sex fugitive found in NoVa deported

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A Salvadoran man who fled to the United States to avoid charges of sexually assaulting children under his care and was found in Northern Virginia has been deported back to his home country.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials arrested 37-year-old Jose Mauricio Huezo-Ortega at his home in Falls Church in September 2012. A spokeswoman was not sure Monday whether Huezo-Ortega was employed while in Northern Virginia.

Authorities say he fled to the U.S. in 2009 to avoid charges stemming from the sexual assault of five minor children under his care of the Love and Hope Children's Home in San Salvador.

The victims, ages 10-to-13 years old, reported that Huezo-Ortega would grope them at night while they were sleeping and take them to a designated area within the home and further molested them.

Huezo-Ortega was sent back to El Salvador on Monday.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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