REDWOOD CITY -- Two men wanted for sex crimes against children in Redwood City have been shipped back to the United States to face charges after police tracked them to Guatemala and Mexico, police said Monday.
Agents returned Antioco Camacho-Rodriguez, 40, and Manuel Jacinto, 39, to the U.S. on Wednesday. Both men were being held in San Mateo County Jail on a combined total of nearly 30 felony counts, though they are being prosecuted separately. During court appearances Thursday neither man entered a plea to the charges which carry up to a life sentence for Camacho-Rodriguez, Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said.
Federal and local U.S. law enforcement agents worked together to arrest Camacho-Rodriguez and Jacinto in, respectively, Mexico and Guatemala. Officials got a federal arrest warrant when it became clear both men had fled the U.S. to avoid prosecution.
The charges against Jacinto stem from allegations that a young female relative got pregnant after he repeatedly raped her. Police began investigating him after he took her to get an abortion, Guidotti said. Though the relative initially attributed the pregnancy to sex with a boy named "Giovanni," she later revealed to authorities that Jacinto was the father.
He's charged with three felony counts each of child molestation and incest as well as a misdemeanor charge of destroying evidence, prosecutors said. He's being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
Both men are due back in court Dec. 20.
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