MEXICO CITY – A Mexican national residing in Modesto, Calif., who absconded to Mexico following his arrest Dec. 4 for sexual abuse of a minor is the latest fugitive to be profiled on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) smartphone app, seeking public tips on at-large and unknown child predator suspects.
Eladio G. Ramirez Tizoc, 22, was arrested by the Turlock Police Department in Stanislaus County, Calif., on two counts of sodomy, two counts of lewd and lascivious behavior, penetration with a foreign object and unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.
Tizoc allegedly met the minor victim when he started following and then commenting on the girl’s social media postings when she was 13 years old, and eventually he arranged to meet up with her.
ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) office in Mexico became involved in the case this week when special agents were provided credible information that Tizoc may have fled to Mexico to escape prosecution in the United States.
Tizoc’s mug shot, along with his biographical information, are now posted on ICE’s Operation Predator App, which has been downloaded more than 80,000 times since its launch in mid-September. The app can be downloaded from Apple's App Store or from iTunes. Tips from the public can be reported anonymously through the app, by phone or online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Within hours of its launch, the app resulted in the capture in Detroit of one of the profiled fugitives.
Eladio G. Ramirez Tizoc, born Aug. 30, 1991, is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes and is believed to be in Mexico.
HSI requests that anyone with information about Tizoc, or any of the other fugitives profiled on the app, contact the agency though the app; or by calling the HSI Tip Line, which is staffed 24-hours a day at (866) 347-2423 from the U.S. & Canada or (802) 872-6199 from anywhere in the world, or submitting an online tip form at www.ice.gov/tips/.
Individuals should not attempt to apprehend the suspect personally.
ICE's Operation Predator App allows users to receive alerts about wanted predators, to share the information with friends via email and social media tools, and to provide information to HSI by calling or submitting an online tip. Additionally, the app allows users to view news about the arrest and prosecution of child predators and obtain information about ICE and its global partners in the fight against child exploitation.
This case is part of Operation Predator, a nationwide HSI initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including those who travel overseas for sex with minors, Internet child pornographers, criminal alien sex offenders and child sex traffickers.
HSI is a founding member and current chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce, an international alliance of law enforcement agencies and private industry sector partners working together to prevent and deter online child sexual abuse.