Fugitive wanted in Maryland arrested in Kernersville for sexual abuse of minor

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Jose Angel Cruz-Ortega, 43, of Kernersville

Jose Angel Cruz-Ortega, 43, of Kernersville

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (WGHP) — A fugitive who was wanted in Maryland was arrested in Kernersville on Monday for sexual abuse of a minor, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The FCSO received arrest warrants from the Prince George County Police Department of Maryland
for a man wanted for multiple sexual offenses of a minor.

Investigators found and arrested him on Friday in Kernersville.

Jose Angel Cruz-Ortega, 43, of Kernersville, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • felony sexual abuse of a minor
  • felony first-degree assault
  • felony second-degree rape
  • felony second-degree assault
  • felony third-degree sex offense
  • misdemeanor fourth-degree sex offense with sexual contact

Cruz-Ortega is currently in the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center with no bond allowed.

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