Alias: Jose Alberto Cruz
Nationality: El Salvador
Weight: 200 lbs.
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Brown
Last known residence: Sunnyvale, Calif.
Wanted for: Production and Distribution of Child Pornography
Details: The fugitive, Jose Alberto Centurion-Cruz, was federally indicted in January 2013 for possessing and distributing child pornography. In August 2012, HSI San Jose special agents executed a search warrant at a Sunnyvale, Calif., residence where Centurion-Cruz was renting a room. At that time, child pornography was discovered on the suspect’s laptop computer and he admitted to possessing and distributing child pornography. Centurion-Cruz, a national of El Salvador, was arrested at the time of the search warrant and was subsequently charged in a criminal complaint with possession of child pornography. A subsequent forensic analysis of digital media seized from Centurion-Cruz identified more than 100 videos of child pornography.
Centurion-Cruz was criminally indicted Jan. 23, 2013, in the Northern District of California for possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography.
Centurion-Cruz was scheduled to plead guilty March 17 to possession of child pornography. He failed to appear for his court hearing and it was subsequently determined he had absconded from his pre-trial release conditions in order to evade prosecution. On March 18, a federal bench warrant was issued, with full extradition, for Centurion-Cruz, citing his failure to appear in court.
*Do not attempt to apprehend this suspect. Refer any information to law enforcement officials.