On Monday, March 4, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department reported that, on the last day of February, the US Marshals Service and Albuquerque Police Department – working with the Sheriff’s Department – arrested a 37-year-old man in Albuquerque, New Mexico, who was being sought for “Rape of a Child by an Adult Offender.”

Jose Morado-DeLuna was arrested as part of an ongoing investigation of the crime committed in Guilford County. The investigation is being conducted by detectives in the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department’s Major Crimes Investigative Unit.

Detectives from Guilford County were present at the arrest in New Mexico.

According to the report, Morado-DeLuna is currently being held in Albuquerque pending an extradition hearing that will decide if he’ll be sent back to Guilford County for prosecution..

In a March 4 public statement, Guilford County Sheriff Danny Rogers said he wanted to thank the US Marshals Service and the Albuquerque Police Department – as well as other law enforcement agencies that provided assistance and support in the investigation and subsequent arrest.

“The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is committed to working with other law enforcement agencies, both local and federal, to ensure public safety,” Rogers stated Monday. “As demonstrated in this case, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office continues to partner with other agencies across the United States to investigate, identify, and apprehend those individuals who cause harm to our community.”

According to department detectives, no further information will be released at this time and the investigation “remains ongoing.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident with the unnamed child victim is being asked to contact Detective K. Cullison by calling 336-641-3451.  Alternatively, those with information can call Guilford County Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000.