Arrested Warrant Issued for Mexican National Accused of Sexually Abusing Young Rochester Girl
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- Local authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a Mexican national who is accused of sexually abusing a young girl multiple times over a two year period.
The warrant complaint filed in Olmsted County Court Thursday says the young victim’s mother reported the alleged abuse in early February to a Rochester Police School Resource Officer. The victim was 10 years old at the time of the report.
During a forensic interview the young girl told investigators that 35-year-old Jose Angel Montalvo-Loera began sexually abusing her when she was five years old and continued to do so until after she turned seven. She said the assaults occurred at a Rochester residence about a dozen times over the two-year period.
Court records indicate Montalvo-Loera left the country and returned to Mexico in 2017 after being charged in connection with a domestic violence incident. The Olmsted County Attorney’s Office dropped the charges in that case in June of 2021 in the interest of justice.
The young victim told law enforcement she decided to come forward out of concern for Montalvo-Loera’s children in Mexico and other children around him. The victim’s mother contacted Montalvo-Loera in early February to tell him about her daughter’s report.
Court documents say he replied "I knew one day this was going to happen but I was scared and that was in the past when I drugged myself too much and I didn’t think correctly because of my ignorance and lack of maturity and many other things. But thank God I am a new person in Christ who strengthens me. And I don’t expect you to believe me but I want to make it clear that God changes. If one asks him from the heart."
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, resources are available for help. Visit the RAINN website (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) or dial 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673).
The warrant charged Montalvo-Loera with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Authorities believe he is residing somewhere in Mexico.