A national search warrant has been issued for a Stevens County man who pled guilty to a 1st degree count of criminal sexual conduct. Cruz Mar Del-Angel has reportedly fled the country. Stevens County Attorney Aaron Jordan says he is supposed to have fled to Mexico, evading a final sentence that would likely have seen him deported.
On December 27, Del-Angel pled guilty to a single count of criminal sexual conduct; he stood accused of eight counts and was alleged to have sexually abused a child over the course of several years. He was scheduled for sentencing on March 4. The Immigration and Naturalization Service had indicated their intention to deport Del-Angel at that time.
learning of Del-Angel’s flight, Jordan requested a warrant for Del-Angel’s arrest and a nation-wide warrant was issued on January 29. Jordan says that if Del-Angel has indeed made it across the border into Mexico, “given what he faces if he ever comes back to the U.S., I don’t think Mr. Del-Angel will ever return.”