Right now, federal and local law enforcement officials are looking for three Mexican nationals who entered the United States illegally and committed two violent crimes. Fox News reported, on Thursday, July 5, that officers with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have dropped a nationwide dragnet for 27-year-old David Ramos Contreras, Juan Garcia Rios Adiel, and Arnulfo Ramos. According to police officials in Bowling Green, a fourth man has already been arrested and charged.

The three wanted men stand accused of kidnapping and raping two unnamed Ohio teens.

The captured suspect, Simon Juan Thomas, 24, is a citizen of Guatemala and has been charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor according to the Dayton Daily News. Thomas is currently being held in the Wood County Justice Center.

Cleveland19.com reports that the three fugitives are wanted for sexually assaulting a pair of sisters, one aged thirteen and one aged fourteen. Along with sexual assault, the men reportedly held the girls in a hotel room against their will, thus earning themselves kidnapping charges. Wood County Crime Stoppers in Ohio is currently offering a reward of $1,000 for any citizen who provides information that could result in a conviction or apprehension of the three suspects.

The incident

The alleged crime took place on June 28, 2018. It was reported to the Bowling Green Police Department when the two girls escaped their captors and made it to a nearby hospital. The teens said that they had been held and sexually assaulted at a Days Inn hotel on Wooster Street in Bowling Green. The police are also interested in talking with two women who were seen on security cameras walking with Contreras inside of a Walmart in the town of Holland, Ohio.

Local police believe that the three wanted men have left the Bowling Green area, but are unsure of their current whereabouts. ICE officials are currently involved in the nationwide hunt for the men. Cleveland19.com reports that two of the wanted men worked as drywallers, while another worked at Greenline Foods on Dixie Highway in Bowling Green.

Local media has also reported that the men lived at the Days Inn on Wooster Street. The victims and their mother also stayed at this same hotel.

Contreras, Adiel, and Ramos are most likely traveling with fake IDs, including at least one falsified U.S. Permanent Resident ID. American authorities are not even positive that David Ramos Contreras, Juan Garcia Rios Adiel, and Arnulfo Ramos are the real names of the suspects. Therefore, concerned citizens are encouraged to study the images of the men that have been published by Fox News and other media outlets.