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Man wanted for alleged rape, kidnapping of Bowling Green teens arrested in Texas

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Posted at 6:34 PM, Jul 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 19:19:42-04

One of three suspects wanted in connection with the alleged kidnapping and rape of two underage girls in Bowling Green was arrested Thursday in Lubbock, Texas.

David Ramos Contreras, 28, was wanted by Bowling Green police for two counts of rape and two counts of kidnapping after the two female victims aged 13 and 14 reported the incident to police on June 28, according to authorities.

Information was developed placing Contreras in Lubbock after investigators with the U.S. Marshals Service and Bowling Green police followed leads and tips over the last two days, said U.S. Marshals in a news release. Contreras was found hiding under a bed in the 1600 block of 21st Street in Lubbock. He will be extradited back to Ohio to face charges.

 “The diligent and dedicated work of our fugitive task force, along with the U.S. Marshals in Lubbock, and our local partners enabled this arrest to happen quickly and safely,” said U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio Pete Elliott. “We know the hard work will continue until the other two suspects are apprehended. Our thoughts are with the victims of these heinous crimes.”

Bowling Green police also charged Arnulfo Ramos and Juan Garcia Rios Adiel, 19, with rape and kidnapping in connection with the same incident.

“Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of these fugitives is encouraged to contact the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at:  1-866-4-WANTED or text keyword WANTED and the tip to TIP411 (847411),” the release states. “Tipsters may remain anonymous and a cash reward may be available. The U.S. Marshals Service is currently offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the remaining two fugitives.”

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