A fugitive who was convicted in absentia in 2008 of sexually assaulting a west suburban woman was back in custody today, according to DuPage County sheriff’s police.
Pedro Cerritos Seriteno, 35, formerly of Warrenville, was taken into custody in Mexico by a task force, according to Sheriff John Zaruba, and has been extradited back to the U.S. Seriteno is being held in the DuPage County jail, authorities said.
DuPage sheriff’s deputies assigned to a federal fugitive task force received information on Seritieno’s whereabouts that led to his capture, Zaruba said.
Seriteno was indicted in 2002 for the criminal sexual assault of an Aurora woman, a case that originated out of West Chicago in 2000, according to DuPage County court files.
A warrant was issued in 2002, but Seriteno eluded arrest until 2008. He was released from custody in 2008 after posting a $10,000 cash bond — money that came from his brother — but disappeared after making only one court appearance, according to court files.
Seriteno was tried in absentia in 2008 and a jury found him guilty of the assault. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison. The bond money was forfeited in 2008 after Seriteno disappeared.
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