Man extradited to Keizer for 2007 case

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A man who allegedly took an 11-year-old Keizer girl to Mexico in the spring of 2007 has been extradited to Oregon to face criminal prosecution from the Marion County District Attorney’s office. Raul Xalamihua-Espindola, now 28, was escorted Dec. 15 by two special agents from the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from Mexico City to Portland, where custody was transferred to members of the Keizer Police Department who were awaiting his arrival. Xalamihua-Espindola was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant issued in April 2007 for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and for one count of custodial interference in the first degree. Another warrant was issued in December 2007 for four counts of first degree rape. Authorities investigated the case the whole time and worked collaboratively with the federal government of Mexico. All criminal charges stem from the investigation that began on April 6, 2007 when it was reported to the KPD 11-year-old Deysi Cisneros left a note for her mother and father explaining that she had run away with her boyfriend, Xalamihua-Espindola, who was 19 at that time. Within five days of the investigation beginning Xalamihua-Espindola had been indicted for one count of custodial interference in the first degree. Investigators from the KPD and the FBI worked to locate the victim and suspect, who had left Oregon and were...

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