Suspected Internet Sex Predator Arrested...Quick Action by AG’s Special Agents
Friday, May 23, 2008
(SOCORRO)---Special agents from Attorney General Gary King’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit arrested a Socorro man last night on charges of soliciting a 16-year-old Louisiana girl for sex on the Internet.
An investigator from the Louisiana Attorney General’s office contacted ICAC Task Force agents in Albuquerque on Wednesday of this week asking for assistance in locating Raymond Juricich in Socorro. Special Agents from AG King’s office, provided with a copy of the arrest warrant, affidavit and authorization for extradition, located and took Juricich into custody shortly after 8pm last evening. Juricich was transported to the Socorro detention center where he was booked and later waived extradition.
Louisiana AG Investigator Randall Gohn was contacted by the mother of a Louisiana 16-year-old female, who provided evidence that a suspect residing in New Mexico was soliciting her daughter for sex over the Internet. In Louisiana, it is a felony to use the Internet to solicit sex from a minor under the age of 17.
Juricich is known to have used the following screen names on the Internet:“nightfall_of_mandkind” and “nightfall_of_mankin” If anyone believes they have been in contact with a person using these names, please contact Special Agent Lois Kinch with the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office at 505-222-9000.
Attorney General King, contacted about the arrest in Europe, where he addressed the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, said committee members told him they felt the ICAC Task Force in New Mexico was one of the best programs for protection of children in the United States.