Wanted sex offender arrested in Page County

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December 24th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A man wanted in Oregon for Failure to Register for that State’s Sex Offender Registry, was arrested in Shenandoah on a similar charge out of Iowa. The Page County Sheriff’s Office says Rubio Aviles (A-K-A Guadalupe Berglanga) was arrested in Shenandoah Friday, after authorities received a tip he had been living and working in Shenandoah since 2005, and had failed to register with Iowa’s Sex Offender Registry.

Aviles was convicted in Oregon in 2001 on sex-related charges. With the assistance of officers with the Shenandoah Police Department, Page County Sheriff’s Deputies were about to go to Aviles’ home, when a Shenandoah Police Officer observed the mans’ vehicle leaving the residence. The officer stopped Aviles’ vehicle near the intersection of north Elm Street and west Lowell, in Shenandoah.

After speaking with Aviles, he was taken into custody for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registry requirements (an aggravated misdemeanor), and later posted a $2,000 bond. Prior to his release however, Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities (ICE) were contacted, and a hold was placed on Aviles , who was being held in the Page County Jail pending an investigation into the circumstances of his presence in the U-S.