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12 years later, man accused in Town of Madison sexual assault back in custody

12 years later, man accused in Town of Madison sexual assault back in custody

Nearly 12 years after an alleged sexual assault in the Town of Madison, a man has been arrested in Texas.

On April 9th, 2002 a 13-year-old told Town of Madison Police that she had been sexually assaulted by Manuel Camposeco.

Camposeco was arrested and charged. However, the the victim did not show up for a court appearance. The DA's office learned she was in Mexico. The charges against Camposeco were dismissed without prejudice, which means the case could be re-opened at a later time.

On April 16, 2013, eleven years after the alleged crime, the victim returned to the Town of Madison Police Department. She told police she had been put on a bus alone to Mexico so that she could not testify against Camposeco. The case was re-opened.

Camposeco was arrested for the alleged crime again in October of 2013. He bailed out of jail later that month, sold his home to a friend and never returned to his job. A warrant was issued for his arrest in November after he missed a court hearing.

Town of Madison Detective Hale continued to search for Camposeco. In February of this year the investigation led to an address in Austin, Texas that was believed to be connected to Camposeco.

Det. Hale got in contact with Austin Police Officer Steve Lindsay, who is a former Town of Madison officer. Lindsay forwarded information on Camposeco to the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.

The Task Force started watching the house in Austin on Feb. 25th. On Feb. 26th, authorities arrested Camposeco. He is waiting for extradition to Dane Co. now.

 

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