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2004 rape suspect Gonzalez-Hernandez caught

Posted at 8:43 PM, Mar 31, 2016

On Wednesday night, 33-year-old Placido Gonzalez-Hernandez was arrested in Madison, Wisconsin, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Gonzales-Hernandez was wanted for a rape that occurred in Lorain in 2004, US Marshals reported.

According to the Lorain Police Department, Gonzalez-Hernandez was found to be a DNA match in June of 2013 to a rape that occurred back in March of 2004. Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force have worked on the case since January 2015.

Leads regarding Gonzales-Hernandez were hard to come by due to his status as an illegal alien, one who had been deported six times, officials said. On Wednesday, officers located Gonzalez-Hernandez in Madison, Wisconsin. At first, Gonzales-Hernandez lied about his identity. However, after a fingerprint confirmation, Gonzalez-Hernandez was arrested for his active rape warrant. He will remain in custody until he can be extradited back to Ohio to answer for his pending charges.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott added, “The hard work and dedication of these officers, and the partnership with our local media helped bring this fugitive to justice. We hope that the arrest of Gonzalez-Hernandez brings some peace and closure to the victim of his terrible crime.”