On September 9, 2000, Jose Alberto Barragan violently raped his 15 year-old niece in the city of Castroville. After the rape, he fled California in a stolen vehicle en route to Jalisco, Mexico where his parents and other family members reside.

Attempts to find BARRAGAN have been unsuccessful. Border Patrol and Immigration have been contacted and supplied with "Wanted" Posters. A $500,000.00 warrant has been issued for his arrest from Monterey County charging 459 PC (Burglary), 261(a)(2) PC (Forcible rape), 236 PC (False imprisonment by violence) and 10851(a) CVC (Take vehicle w/out owner's consent).

Call 9-1-1 - Do not attempt to approach suspect - May be armed and dangerous!

or call the Sheriff's Tip Line 1-888-833-4847