One of New Jersey’s Most Wanted Fugitives Captured in Mexico After Twenty Years on the Run

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ALEXANDRIA TOWNSHIP, NJ – A fugitive on the run for almost 20 years for assaulting a juvenile has been captured in Mexico, the New Jersey State Police said today.

According to a press release by the agency, U.S. Marshals in Mexico found Juan Francisco Aguillon, 43, of Mexico, who has been on New Jersey State Police’s Most Wanted List for allegedly sexually assaulting a juvenile in 2003 and being on the run for nearly two decades.

“In 2003, a warrant for Aguillon’s arrest was issued by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office for the aggravated sexual assault of a juvenile in Alexandria Township. In 2013, Aguillon was placed on the New Jersey State Police Most Wanted List and remained a fugitive at large,” the NJSP said.

In May 2018, detectives with the State Police Fugitive Unit and members of the United States Marshals Task Force, who were continuing the investigation into Aguillon’s whereabouts, discovered that he fled the country. Over the next several years, with intelligence obtained through the Real Time Crime Center South and various other resources, detectives tracked him into Mexico and narrowed down the search until they determined he was living in Mexico City.

New Jersey State Police Press Release

On May 7, 2022, members of the United States Marshals Foreign Field Office arrested Juan Francisco Aguillon in Mexico City where he was turned over to Mexican Authorities and is pending extradition back to the United States.