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Registered Sex Offender arrested after he was found in a home with a 14 year old runaway

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SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A registered sex offender has been arrested after he was found in a home with a 14 year old girl.

The San Antonio Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit showed up at a home on the East side at around 6:30 A.M. Monday when it was reported that a teenage runaway was there.

Officers went inside and found the girl with 30 year old Benjamin Velasquez, who is a registered sex offender.

He was brought to public safety headquarters for questioning. Detectives had enough evidence to charge Velasquez with Sexual Assault of a Child, which is a second-degree felony.

Detectives are looking for anyone else who may have been a victim of Velasquez to call the Special Victim’s Unit at 210-207-2313.


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