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Georgia sex offender arrested in Cumberland

Posted June 17, 2011

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— A convicted sex offender wanted on arrest warrants from Georgia was taken into custody in Fayetteville Thursday, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

Alexander Gonzalez Rios, 20, was convicted of statutory rape in Georgia in November and moved to Fayetteville without informing the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, spokeswoman Debbie Tanna said.

She said that Rios, of 6420 Applegate Ave. in Fayetteville, told Cumberland investigators he didn't report his new address because he knew there were warrants out for his arrest in Georgia.

Rios was charged with sex offender registration and probation violations. He was placed in the Cumberland County jail under a $10,000 secured bond, pending extradition to Georgia.

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  • poohbear1971fungirl Jun 20, 2011

    Regardless of what if they charged him with a sex crime. He knew that when he moved to another state he wa supposed to have registered as a sex offender. I have no pity for him, if you are old enough to commit the crime you are old enough to do the time. Some of our kids don't ask for these types of things to happen to them. their are just sick people in this world, there are plenty of prostitiutes to go around why take it from a child. He know has to face the music what ever he did to someones child they need to do it to him in prison

  • valdon721 Jun 20, 2011

    OK, I'll try again - in the state of GA the age of consent is 16, so it was not that. I know because I was a police officer in GA and worked the sex offense cases.

  • valdon721 Jun 20, 2011

    "he may have been 18 with a 16 year old girlfriend - not all that uncommon - get over it webberx101"

    WRONG - the age of consent is Ga IS 16 - I know, I was a police officer in GA and handled sex crimes

  • rachell15 Jun 17, 2011

    "I believe these 12 and 13 year old girls know exactley what they are doing when they are in a relationship with a 18 year old. They dress and act older and never tell the guys any different,and in circumtances like this I do not think a young mans life should be ruined and labeled. There needs to be a difference in child preditors and a teenage relationshipsIf a 12 or 13 year old commits a crime they can be charged as an adult, because the law says they are at an age of reason." mapope57

    you must not have kids.... ridiculous. 12 and 13 year old CHILDREN are not responsible enough to make decisions such as these. may think they are but are not, that is why there is a law against it, and an 18 year old should be well aware of the laws and stay away. It obviously wasn't ok because if it was a healthy relationship he wouldn't have charges against him!

  • mapope57 Jun 17, 2011

    I believe these 12 and 13 year old girls know exactley what they are doing when they are in a relationship with a 18 year old. They dress and act older and never tell the guys any different,and in circumtances like this I do not think a young mans life should be ruined and labeled. There needs to be a difference in child preditors and a teenage relationshipsIf a 12 or 13 year old commits a crime they can be charged as an adult, because the law says they are at an age of reason.

  • Phlebotomia Jun 17, 2011

    Stay informed!!

    http://sexoffender.ncdoj.gov

  • Glass Half Full Jun 17, 2011

    I don't care - Just get him out of North Carolina - we don't need the ones we already have!

  • smashedglass Jun 17, 2011

    You're right webberx101, but then again he may NOT have been. He might actually be someone who took advantage of a little girl.

  • webberx101 Jun 17, 2011

    he may have been 18 with a 16 year old girlfriend - not all that uncommon - get over it

  • carroln Jun 17, 2011

    Give him the death penalty. Statutory rape is pretty sick. It wouldnt do to have a daughter and less than 16years old and someone raped her i would hunt him down in the court house and kill him. thats what the family of this girl should do. Even if they consent they are still minors and dont know what they are doing., They think they do ut they dont have a clue!