WANTED CHILD PREDATOR

BERNALILLO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

SHERIFF MANUEL GONZALES III

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 23, 2017

CONTACT: Deputy Felicia Maggard MAIN: 505-468-7378 EMAIL: fmromero@bernco.gov

Wanted Child Predator

On August 18, 2017 the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office Ghost Unit arrested 21-year-old Shane Sandoval for two counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor, Conspiracy and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. Two female juveniles, 12 and 16 years of age, disclosed to detectives they had been picked up from a *local shelter via Uber paid for by Shane and were taken to his apartment on August 17, 2017. On this date the juveniles disclosed they were raped by Shane and another adult male identified as 19-year-old Leon Harker.

The Ghost Unit has obtained an arrest warrant for Leon Harker for two counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor, Conspiracy and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and are seeking the public’s assistance in locating this child predator. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Leon, please contact detectives at 505-886-1065.

In recent online media publication’s detectives have noticed public comments of “victim blaming”. The Ghost Unit would like to stress the blame is NEVER on the child victim. It is our responsibility as a community to not add to the reluctance or shame to come forward that victims already face. In most cases a victim is promised one thing and then violently attacked or coerced and sexually

 

Author: Felicia Romero

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