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New Bedford Man wanted in connection to sexual abuse of children, who are now missing

“A warrant has issued for Leon Mejia (aka Leon Mejia-Vincente), 46, for the rape and sexual abuse of a Child.

Mejia-Vicente is a citizen of Guatemala, who up until recently was living in New Bedford with his two minor children (ages 17 and 5). Since the issuance of the warrant, Mejia-Vincente is believed to have fled the New Bedford area.

As the whereabouts of the children are also currently unknown – the children are considered endangered.

The police are seeking the public’s help in apprehending this suspect, Leon Mejia-Vicente, and locating these children as soon as possible. If you have any information, please call: Massachusetts State Police 24 Hour Fugitive Line (800) KAPTURE or (800) 527-8873 or New Bedford Police Det. Sasha Vincente (508) 971-8569.” -Bristol County District Attorney’s Office Thomas M. Quinn III.


Leon Mejia (aka Leon Mejia-Vincente).

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